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    Tardigrades: Microscopic Moss Piglet Water Bears of Earth | Featured Creature

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    Freaky! These are Tardigrades, or 'water bears' or 'moss piglets.' They look like miniature gummy bears but are really microscopic animals that live in the water, are segmented, and have 8 legs. The largest adults may reach lengths of around 1.5 millimetres, whereas the smallest may reach lengths below 0.1 mm. Typically you can find these guys on lichens or mosses.

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