Large carnivorous water bear Milnesium Tardigradum Andrew Langwell 0 Period Biology Buchman
Statisitics <ul><li>The carnivorous water bear is about 500-1000 micrometers in size </li></ul><ul><li>They are reddish or brownish in color </li></ul><ul><li>Through cryptobiosis tardigrades can survive extreme radiation, lack of oxygen, dehydration, extreme temperatures, and high and low pressures. </li></ul>
Habitat <ul><li>The carnivorous water bear is most commonly found in mosses and lichen but can be found all over the world from the Himilayas to the deep depths of the ocean. </li></ul>
Food Source <ul><li>The carnivorous water bear preys on round worms, rotifers and other small eutardigrades </li></ul><ul><li>Round worms are attacked toward the middle of their body and their insides are sucked out, or if the round worm is smaller they are swallowed whole. </li></ul>
Reporduction <ul><li>Water bears reproduce through internal fertilization. </li></ul>
Human Interaction <ul><li>Water bears have been used in soil to exterminate round worms. </li></ul>
Citations <ul><li>Kristensen, Reinhardt Møbjerg, and Martin Vinther Sørensen. "Tardigrada (Water Bears)." Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia . Ed. Michael Hutchins, et al. 2nd ed. Vol. 2: Protostomes. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 115-123. Gale Virtual Reference Library . Web. 28 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Credits </li></ul><ul><li>http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Uw8lvivtudw/SM-jlrNA2OI/AAAAAAAAAGA/JiALFx6zBk4/s320/waterbear+-2.jpg </li></ul>
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