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Tardigrade. Bob Goldstein's Lab, Distributed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

From: Why Life Does Not Really Exist by Ferris Jabr at Brainwaves

Source: Goldstein Lab on Flickr

Tardigrades are among the most hardy creatures on earth. These tiny, half-millimeter long organisms can survive freezing, boiling, dehydration, and starvation. This scanning electron micrograph, taken in Bob Goldstein’s lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shows the characteristic claws and stout build. The Goldstein
lab’s flickr page is worth a visit:

-Alex Wild

Glendon Mellow About the Author: Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite and is on Instagram. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

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  1. 1. tuned 3:28 pm 12/10/2013

    Told ya.

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  2. 2. ForMaddenedProphets 9:49 pm 01/6/2014

    Ugly little motherfucker…

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  3. 3. Glendon Mellow 10:00 pm 01/6/2014

    Okay FMP: you’re not a fan.

    Maybe you’d enjoy this painting by DeviantArt user Ramul, called “Attack of the Tardigrades” instead.

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  4. 4. enlightndDoc 7:15 am 01/7/2014

    simply Beautiful!

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