31st October 2012
Echiniscus maucci, phylum Tardigrada (waterbears). This species is 300 to 500 µm long. Unable to swim, it clings to moss or water plants with its claws and if the environment dries up, it goes into a state of suspended animation (called cryptobiosis) and “sleeps away” the drought.
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Echiniscus maucci, phylum Tardigrada (waterbears). This species is 300 to 500 ┬Ám long. Unable to swim, it clings to moss or water plants with its claws and if the environment dries up, it goes into a state of suspended animation (called cryptobiosis) and “sleeps away” the drought.

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