Just came out in the October 2013 newsletter of the New York Microscopical Society. You can download it here… Thanks! Mike
Looks like my name is attached to the project…
See the paragraph on mentors…
Please check out the website (link above) and lend your support to determine if tardigrades did or did not come from outer space.
See you at lift off,
Space Bear Hunter
People often ask me where to buy tardigrades.
Here are two sources:
I haven’t purchased from them before, because I find my own. After all, I am the “Space Bear Hunter,” officially dubbed in the below video. But you may want to fore-go the risk of ticks and hanging inchworms.
This one is know as a Rammazzotius. It was captured in Liberty Park, NJ.
http://www.mauimagazine.net/Maui-Magazine/March-April-2013/Eight-Tiny-Steps-for-Tardigrades/ Did you know that tardigrades are super abundant in Hawaii? Check out the above article!
This from my friend Dustin, The Science Guy:
The School of Health Sciences, at Southampton General Hospital in England, now displays my photo of feline urine crystals. It is located in the department of Continence Technology and Skin Health.
Below is how the original photo looks. It was taken with an Olympus OM-2 35mm film camera through a Lomo Biolam microscope.
Here is an article with a great collection of photos using the electron microscope! Click here…