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Knowledge hour:World's most resilient creature, Tardigrade
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Tardigrades are near-microscopic creature which are commonly found in moist envionment. They have eight legs, and hands with four to eight claws on each. They range from 0.05mm to 1.2mm but usually doesn't get bigger than 1.0mm.
These creatures are known as 'Water bears' because of their resemblence to bears and living in moist environment. They are also known as 'Moss piglets'. The word 'Tardigrade' means 'Slow Walker'. This creature is highly indestructible or even immortal too because of their high adaptation ability to any inhospitable situation that may kill other being. Here are some interesting facts about tardigrades.
1. They can survive at -20 degree C for decades. 😲😲.
2. They can suvive at extreme hot temperature(150 degree C) and extreme cold temperature (-272 degree C) for few minutes😶😶.
If you have seen the movie 'The ant man and the wasp' may be you can recall e scene of tardigrades. They can survive in Quantum realm.
4. They can remain in 'TUN' state in which they dehydrates almost 0% of water,slow their metabolism to 10% of normal. They replace water with sugar mixture called 'TDPs'. This 'TDPs' helps them to survive without water for decades.
5. They can resist extreme pressure, about 6000 atm (6x stronger than the deepest part the ocen)
6. Can resist 1000 rays of gamma radiation.
7. They can survive without air and in SPACE also.
They are not extremophilis but they have high adaptation power to survive most of the situations. They can survive the extremely hot conditions to extremely cold, high in the mountains and deep in the ocean,Quantum realm to Space. Such a splendid creature and my most favourite creature😘😘😘.
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