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3 Waterbears by Banvivirie 3 Waterbears by Banvivirie
Tardigrades are represented by more than 1000 different species, and here are just three. They are distinguished mainly by the shape of their pharynx and the shapes of their claws. The central waterbear is the "standard", most widely recognized tardigrade, and not many people are aware of the different forms that this creature can take.
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e-Literati Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
At first I thought that these creatures were made up. "Water Bear" seems to be a good name for them. Nicely drawn :D Love the gallery too. 
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :meow:
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
remember, they can survive atom bomb...
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yup :meow:
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
We should understand their biology further so we can develop an ultraefficient escape pod  or maybe a micro spy drone
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
We already have a thorough understanding of how anhydrobiosis works in Tardigrades, but preventing radiation damage while in space is something scientists have been working through.
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Clawedfrog Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Wow, these are very well done! 
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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PineRain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These were my favorite animals in middle school :D Awesome depiction!
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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