Hi Dr. Water Bear!
Our puppet company, PuppeTyranny, is about to produce a full length play called “Water Bears in Space” all about…you guessed it, tardigrades and tardigradologists! I was hoping you could assure me that we are pronouncing all our water bear words correctly!
Question from Chuck & Ginny:
Could you please explain cryptobiosis?
Also, compared to a copepod, how big are Water Bears?
Answer from Dr. Water Bear:
Cryptobiosis is the process in which water bears can survive pretty much anything.
They basically expel all the water from their bodies and tuck in all their