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originally posted by: StoutBroux
a reply to: Skid Mark
The article states they eat moss, they suck juices from the plant. They will eat tiny animals called nematodes and rotifers that also live in moss. They will also eat other tardigrades.
Uhhmmmm, okay...... they're EVERYWHERE. There are at least 1,000 known varieties. We most likely ingest them on a daily basis!
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If you eat fresh lettuce, you've probably done the experiment already.
Tardigrades are pretty ubiquitous in nature and you can collect plenty of them from freshly cut lettuce, spinach and other garden greens, as demonstrated by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh in a citizen science activity.
Just don't tell your vegetarian friends.
originally posted by: angeldoll
Then it could not have been truly dead. It had to be in some kind of stasis. It's cute though. Looks like a stuffed animal.