In Search of Invincible Tardigrades

Now that I’ve got my Foldscope, I am dying to see my first water bear. I collected a piece of moss from my backyard and brought it inside using a paper bindle (used in my Forensics class as a form of evidence collection). I mounted a piece of it onto a glass slide, but unfortunately I haven’t found a water bear yet! Are there any tips for finding water bears?

Even though I didn’t find any water bears, I still had a blast looking at moss under the microscope.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. edurafi says:

    Keep looking, I have been looking for them from last few months but haven’t found yet. All the best.

  2. Hey Helixopter,
    Use lichen, you can find more of them there. All the best.
    Check out these links of mine,
    https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=91493
    https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=94347

    Cheerios
    Yashas

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