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Why are these guys so fucking tough? What kind of conditioning took place so they evolved to handle such extreme conditions?

I mean.. No animal would ever have the need to survive in the vacuum of space (when dehydrated), the ability to handle colossal amounts of radiation, crushing amounts of pressure, the list goes on. Let alone that it survived every major extinction. Do they even come from Earth? The more I read about it, the more it appears to be the most successful organism that has ever lived and will ever live.
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That depends on your definition of successful.
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>>7778075
what the fuck is that?

>jesus christ OP, you ask a question about something without even fucking identifying it? You are the worst poster ever, and should go back to poster school.
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>>7778086
It's in the gif title. It's colloquially known as the water bear and it's the hardest to kill organism in the world.

It can just go "fuck this" and sit dormant for periods of time usually preserved for seeds lost in glaciers.
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it's just because of the stuff they're made out of. Their organs aren't very articulate and so when they're smashed, nothing really moves out of place and the whole thing stays functional.

I mean look at his tiny hands that's one solid piece of hard tissue, you can't break it's finger bone and render the whole hand useless to pain.

I wouldn't deem them over all "successful" Successful at having hard to demolish moving parts, sure, but what can those moving parts do? Can it build a nest? What about a machine?

>>7778086

it's in the fucking file name you cock shit dick drilling fucking newfag fuck you
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>>7778090
>hardest to kill organism in the world
have you tried stepping on one? that usually does the trick with small critters at my house.
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>>7778075
they are among the few multicellular organisms that can dry themselves out

water is a good solution for chemical reactions to take place in but it can be very damaging to tissues and proteins when frozen or very hot, however it is easily replaceable
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>>7778094
It can survive 6 times the pressure water would produce at the bottom of the Mariana trench. Your foot isn't going to do shit.
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>>7778091
I guess it depends on personal definition of successful like >>7778085 said.

If we're talking evolution, I believe it might be the most successful organism because it just doesn't seem like it can be virtually wiped out. It's obviously going to outlive us like it outlived (almost?) everything else. I have no doubts about that.
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>>7778086
It's literally the mascot of /sci/.
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>>7778149
>some dumb fucking animal being the mascot of /sci/
>not having a 'weekly mascot' of /sci/ that showcases the best scientific minds/discoveries of the previous week
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>>7778530
> dumb fucking animal
This thing can survive the vaccuum of space where your eyes would pop out and your head would explode.

They are better than you.
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>>7778075

wtf

how the fuck can it see with a hole in its head
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>>7778542
>This thing can survive the vaccuum of space where your eyes would pop out and your head would explode.
They are literally so stupid they don't know they can die, so they don't.
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>>7778549
They can do much more than that. They have a complete digestive and respiratory system. They can survive for years without eating anything.

And we're talking about a creature with the size of 1/6 of a sand grain
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>>7778551
>>7778549
>>7778094
>>7778086

>come to /sci/ for interesting discussion
>find out that it's full of morons
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>>7778556
> while completely ignoring the actual answers people give
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>>7778102
>It can survive 6 times the pressure water would produce at the bottom of the Mariana trench. Your foot isn't going to do shit.

Tardigrade mass: probably a few nanograms
Mass of average human: 70000grams

70000/1e-9 = 7E+13

yeah I doubt it can survive getting stepped on by something 70 trillion times its own mass.
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>>7778562
>>7778091
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>>7778542
>getting your scientific information on the vacuum of space from total recall
fuck that movie was trippy tho
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>>7778562
No… The weight is distributed over the sole of the shoe
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>>7778562
engineer detected
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>>7778075
They are one of the few organisms that survived more than one near total annihilation of the entire ecosystems that appeared prior to the current phase of Earth. I don't mean they survived the meteor that killed the dinos, I mean they survived every epoch that reset Earth to near-zero life prior to the stuff that crawled out of the ooze in this phase.

tl;dr Life on Earth start from scratch more than once. These are just from the previous phase.
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>>7778643
No, the weight is distributed over the entire Tardigrade and only the surface it touches on the sole of the shoe. If the sole was made of something that doesn't bend, the Tardigrade will take all that force directly.
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>>7778774
>If the sole was made of something that doesn't bend,

Those must be some comfy shoes.
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>>7778863
Geta are pretty comfortable actually.
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>>7779063
My ass. You don't know the pain of wearing it for a couple of hours.
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>>7778562
1. divide mass
2. obtain pressure
3.??????
4. profit

fuck this, I'm going back to /pol/ where things make sense
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>>7779162
>tardigrades have survived all 5 mass extinction
>including Auschwitz gas chambers
>they steal DNA
>THEY HAVE 17.5% FOREIN DNA
>COMES FROM SPACE
>THEY STEAL

ARE THE JEWS TARDIGRADES

ANYWAY GOING BACK TO /POL/ TOO
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>>7779185
The Tardigrades are likely semitic. So they're either Jews and Saudis and they're funding terrorism. And just like with the Jews no tardigrades died in "the holocaust".
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>>7778075
>tiny organism
>short reproductive times
>little nutrients needed for survival
>found all over the earth

The vacuum thing I have no idea but they've found that some bacteria can survive in space.
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>>7778562
Have you ever tried to step on an ant? Just a singular ant? It's fucking impossible. I really doubt you could step on it. It's like trying to step on a bacteria.
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>>7778075
>>7778555
Post more tards
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>>7778075
Maybe they have those traits BECAUSE they survived every major extinction...
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>>7779216
Fucking this
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>>7778075
They evolved to handle river freezing. This happens to protect against everything else
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I... I don't understand what the point of these existing is.. if they can go so long without eating.. what exactly do they do in the mean time? Breed? With so little food needed can they not breed infinitely faster and thus evolve much much faster than anything else on earth?

w-will they ever get bigger and become the dominant species on earth? like, some sort of nine legged bear-seal?
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>>7779142
I used to work in 16 inch high ashida geta about 8 hours a day. They were quite fine. Getting off them was a trip though, messes with your head being 16 inches higher than everyone for 8 hours a day then suddenly come down to earth.

My boss was really short and when she wore them she didn't want to give them back. lol
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>>7778075
There's even a horror movie about them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjiCQgiM7-I

It's not half bad.
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One of those organisms kept around by nature to provide relatively complex genetic stock in case of a cataclysm.
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>>7780186
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>>7778587
>the vacuum of space
>on mars
meta nonsense
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>>7778090
>>It's in the gif title. It's colloquially known as the water bear and it's the hardest to kill organism in the world.
stop feeding it, it dies within hours => durrr hard to kill
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>>7780259
It can live without eating anything for 10 years.
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>>7779219
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>>7780327
=^]
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>>7779549
Watch Harbinger Down
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>>7778075

It can't survive "extreme" conditions.

Because what you consider "extreme" isn't "extreme" in the context of the universe.

It's not even "extreme" in the context of the solar system.
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>>7779216
You can easily stomp on one ant with the heel of your foot. At least, in my experience.

Ants ARE visible to the naked eye unlike tardigrades.
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>>7778086
>>7778094
>>7778562
I wish engineers would leave this board
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>>7778075
these are the little guys that repair and heal the earth after the dominant species destroys the world. It will be their 6th repair job. they are practically experts.
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>>7778075
Good fucking luck water bear
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Why the fuck aren't we blasting out man made meteorites to places like Europa and filling them with these little fuckers?

Fuck any life that's already there, earth life is superior
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Tough? Pff.... a bit SO3 and they are toast
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>>7780348
Is extreme when talking about (known) life
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>>7778102
water pressure is uniform, from all directions. Being stepped upon is bidirectional, meaning he'd get pancaked.

Any rock will be fine at the bottom of Marianna, but you can easily pulverize them with a hydraulic press.

Pls learn to logic
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>>7778770
>They are one of the few organisms
along with 99.9% of all organisms on earth.

>hurr but i meant vertebrates and plants!
then you should have said so dipshit.
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>>7778086
>you should go back to poster school
>can't even greentext properly
Leave.
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>>7780348
>durr everything is relative hurr
huh? you think the center of the sun at 27M F° is extremely hot? well, I can think of at least three temperatures that are higher! like, uh, 30M F° or 50! Yeah dude! you a pussy, you don't know what extreme is! DUURRRR
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>>7778562
>come to /sci/ for trolls
>leave satisfied
/sci/ is basically the new /g/.
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>implying humans aren't the actual masterrace

>implying we aren't the fucking tyrannosaurus Rex of our era

fuck off you self hating Übermensch.
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>>7780927
> /sci/
> coding
nope
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>>7781056
In terms of troll quality.
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