A new species of tardigrade lays eggs covered with doodads and streamers

The newest of these tough little water bears was plucked from a parking lot in Japan

tardigrade egg

ELEGANT EGG  The elaborate surface (right) of a microscopic tardigrade egg (left) was one of the clues that it came from a new species of water bear.

D. Stec, K. Arakawa and Ł. Michalczyk/PLOS One 2018

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