Tardigrade sample collection Part-1, Bhauri, Bhopal, MP

Tardigrades (water bears or moss piglets) are water dwelling, eight legged micro animals. They have been found everywhere and are among the most resilient animals. We set out in hunt for this extremophile around the vicinity of IISER Bhopal. We found a pond in Bhauri, a village near IISER Bhopal and collected water samples from the pond. Further exploring the village more, we came across a huge tree with some lichen on it and collected that sample as well. Due to the dry climate around Bhopal, we couldn’t find much lichen and moss, but we still collected as much samples as possible whenever we got a chance.

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