waterbears or tardigrades
This little animal is about a millimeter in length.
And it really looks like a bear with eight legs
It is dark colored and it slowly moves through
the water. It belongs to arthropods.
Some waterbears live in wet moss , and are called
moss piglets. These animals are famous for there
ability to survive fully drying out and again
restart their live again. When dryng out they
first form a small round ball. If the wate loss
continues they stop moving and stop breathing (cryptobiosis).
In this way , they can survive for more then a hundred
years and are called "tun".
Tne waterbears anatomy (of the Macrobiotus Hufelandi).