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They can indeed survive without oxygen, however this only lasts them for about 6 months I believe. They basically hibernate when they lose air and it’s pretty cool how they can survive like that.
Meanwhile human with no oxygen for 6 minutes: ............
@Interstellar Artois i
Imagine being a living creature being tested on by things that'd normally kill anything else but surviving.
@Freddy Kamal oh those poor microbacterias. The family must've been devastated.
@mee maw gettem mee maw
You mean like covid19?
@PrincessAfrica3 It’s a fetus. Not a baby.
Oh yeah, I studied these cute little guys years back. Lol.Let me tell ya, "waterbears * tartigrades" are pretty much indestructible, even by nuclear energy/radiation...for many many years. And the same is true when they are frozen. These little guy's have always been a favorite of mine ♥
@Yuni the Fox I thought it was bitcoin “crypto”. Super man weakness.
@Dank Dank I mean I do suck a lot
God might turn you in to a waterbear cause you like them so much!🤣
Bro stop capping you got that from either the news or a tik tok or an article
Tardigrades are undeniable proof that you can be tiny, adorable, and tough as hell all at the same time.
@abomino hee hee hee hah
@hee hee hee haw maybe so???
@Apples damnnnn that's crazy
@Miky No, they aren’t that common on human skin. You _might_ have one or two on you, but they don’t naturally live there. You are however covered in millions of dust mites right now
I’m just tiny
Imagine a race of aliens that see us as little tardigrades, and we made it to earth through similar circumstances.
Imagine after eons the water bears that crashed landed on the moon in 2019 will evolve into super intelligent sentient creatures
@BossMan" life is to delicate to come to earth from outer space "Corn:
Bro I’m saying wtf is wrong with them damn Israelites !? Why are they even carrying them in space!? & why tf did it crash on the moon!! Like who what where and why!!!!!!
Would be pretty cool but I won't be there
The question is not "will they survive" but "who's gonna rescue them" so they can actually survive.
Wait, they can maintain a cyst after rapid decompression?! I didn't quite realize they had that degree of physical strength. That's awesome.
Probablem with this is that on the moon, there's more to it than just the vacuum of space. There's the extreme amount of ultraviolet rays and beat with no atmosphere to protect them. Yes, I said heat, heat travels over distance and if you want more info, Startalk with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson had an episode with that topic covered.
2019: spacecraft with tardigrades crashes on the moon3019: Alien invade earth from the moon
Water Bears in the chamber be like:Yo jerry, its that feeling from 30 million years ago
@Brittany Millerry on a scale of thats ok to serious mental health issues I choose serious mental health issues
@Brittany Millerry find god
@Kavaiツ what are you on this isn't Twitter
@Brittany Millerry you’re probably eating them all the time lol
This is a really interesting experiment. The moon does have other conditions id like to see the results of such as extreme heat and cold and strong sunlight due to the lack of atmosphere.
When we go back to the moon, we'll see giant versions of these things and craving for protein.
...why does that sound familiar...
So, funny story, my teacher is absolutely amazing, and so is his daughter (high school), and they do a bunch of cool geeky stuff together. One time, my teacher told us this story of how one time, recently, he had gotten his daughter (We'll say Ann) a jar of water bears. She loved them, and did what she was supposed to with them. One day, she had come home from school and was looking at her tardigrades under the microscope. My teacher said that Ann had called him in and was worried because they weren't moving. They then, just never moved. She had killed the or one of THE HARDEST THINGS TO FREAKING KILL. :D
Fun fact: In a recent experiment, designed to create quantum entanglement with these creatures, they were able to survive much harder conditions for 3 consecutive days.
This is the ultimate pet for people that don’t know how to take care of pets.
It gets lost easily
I would still end up killing them somehow 😂
"Don't underestimate water bears" action lab -2022
When I first heard about them I kept gushing about how cute they were, especially their names. But alot of my friends don't seem to agree..."nO, no water bear. They terrify me.""B-but water bear bear!"
I know this water bears are very important to science (thanks to south park) and I have to say what a cool creature that holds a special space in the scientific community.
I remember when I was a kid being terrified of these things and after seeing a picture of it I almost never slept for days
We've all probably accidentally eaten so many of these little guys
@Argusen Dimevus American is a nationality not a race.
@Strode 66 no, skin too tough, mouth too small.
@Little Leaf rather you like it or not, it's still intended to be racist. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a racist joke. It would just simply be a joke that has nothing to do with racism within it.
I remember hearing on America's Most Extreme or something like that these guys can live for hundreds of years by suspending their metabolism....something like that.
Water bears are adorable.I’ve never in my life been so fascinated by something before. They’re freaky
Wasn't there a news story about tardigrades on the moon a while back? I think they changed so much that scientists claimed they evolved into a different species
Just graduated but I took a micro bio class in high school. Sometimes we’d go outside, grab some lichen off a tree and soak it in the school tap water to find water bears. They love lichen so if you have a microscope and some trees with lichen around, go find yourself a water bear. Funny thing is we think the schools tap water kills the water bears. The longer we let lichen soak the more likely it is to find dead water bears than living ones. These seemingly immortal things are killed by *something* in my schools tap… scary. Oh and we’ve also found “aggressive yeast” in the water bottle fill up station
Tardigrades are so funny because theyre only immune to things they’ll never practically encounter like Nuclear explosions, extreme pressure, and Outer space, but are vulnerable to simple things like 100F temperatures, Fungus, Tiny worms, Mites, Amoebas, OTHER TARDIGRADES lmao
The nuclear explosions part aged beautifully
The last part reduced my anxiety. I thought they were invincible
@Utastegood so I'm assuming they CANT SURVIVE on the moon? It will take more than an hour to leave the moon right?
Do they not live in areas where any fungus or tiny worms or mites also coincide??
Can survive spaceCan't survive any of the shit that it actively has to encounter
The content just keeps getting more and more interesting 😂😳
The reason they do this is cause apparently they are able to re-animate themselves, basically come back to life
Imagine if there were others more threatening than them out in space, and we brought them here on earth. That would be freaky.
Tardigrades do this weird hibernation by choice thing where they can just "sleep" or rather, go unconscious whilst in conditions that could kill them. And they can stay like that for more than a dozen years...
@Yuni the Fox Somehow you commented on me but it doesn’t show in the actual comments, weird… But I started reading some of your comments. I don’t know what you’re on, but nobody is disagreeing with facts or placing misinformation. A simple Google search will show you otherwise. In your comment on me you said: “If someone goes to sleep for years it’s not asleep, it’s dead.” Well, if someone wakes up after years, they clearly aren’t dead, right?Also, this state doesn’t grant the tardigrade “immortality”. It’s a survival mode so to say (cryptobiosis) which *does* extend their lifespan with decades. It’s a part of how they live; expelling water to nearly stop metabolism so they can survive harsh environments including the moon, with or without food. Of course their survival is finite. Don’t go around and correcting others when actually you are wrong…
@Miso it *does* count, you can't simply choose to disagree with facts. This is a common piece of misinformation. While yes it's true that tardigrades have been observed to suvrive up to 30 years of being frozen solid this isn't because of the tardigrade itself slowing its aging down, it's from being frozen solid because literally anything that could survive being frozen solid could in theory 'survive' indefinitely and that's the entire basis of cryogenics. Tardigrades just so happen to be one of the few organisms that can survive being frozen solid without external help.If the state did truly allow them immortality then don't you think they'd enter it a lot more often? No mates nearby? Sleep it off. No food nearby? Sleep it off. But they only seem to do so when it's their only option, strange.And lastly, liking your own comment immediately after posting it is kind of pathetic but hey whatever.
@Yuni the Fox unless you're an expert on this matter, i disagree. Their lifespan is up to 2 years in some species, _not counting their time in the dormant state_
Not even close buddy, the hibernative state lasts at most 6 months. Tardigrades maximum lifespan is about 2 years, absolutely nothing about entering low power mode would meaningfully extend their lifespan.
This is scary when you think about all the possible dormant life forms out in the vacuum of space just waiting for the day they land on a place similar to earth.
Short answer: they wouldn’t have wasted their time sending them to the moon if they knew they wouldn’t survive
Other things to consider for the possibility of them surviving on the moon are temperature and radiation. Merely removing the air from the chamber doesn’t qualify as proof that they’d survive in that environment. Good video regardless.
Fun fact: When the situation is bad (like they were in space) they get in a state that there body's shrink and the metabolism get to 99.9%, and theirs body's start producing glucose, as the metabolism is high, they can last in this state as long as needed, until they get in better conditions.
My science teacher was talking about this a while ago, it's quite interesting. He said that they go into hibernation when there is no air.
@Mortomi Cinnamonbun so it's like organic cryosleep, these organisms are badass
It’s not just hibernation, they crystallize themselves and then almost entirely stop the use of calories. It’s awesome.
@CATS LIVES MATTER what does god have anything to do with this microorganism?
@N S u killed him 🤣
Humans can also hibernate during the abscence of oxygen, the only problem is none has figured out how to wake up after
"A spacecrafr containing tardigrades crashed into the moon"Aliens: yo bro look, a moon contains life!
Theres a lot of misconception with the water bears, they can survive space and radiation but they get killed by normal stuff like snales and even eachother. I learned this from tier zoo, specifically the video called "Are Waterbears Op?" I encourage you to watch it!
Fun fact: in Russian they’re called Silentwalkers (quiet walkers if literally, I just thought silent sounds cooler). Also there is a proverb “the slower (quieter if literally) you drive the further you go”. Meaning that their immortality implied in their name
The fact that I'm amazed of how you can create a mini vacuum chamber
Everybody is afraid of how they can survive without oxygen, but you're safe as long as you draw a circle around you
@Czeiana Miguel ohhh.. thank you 🙏
@Lukyluk_py It's probably the scenes (usually movies) I saw as a kid where making a circle with salt protect you from spirits.
With salt of course 😂
@FlickTheMoney Clips nah thats another episode. South Park is kinda like Simpsons and xkcd by now, they've got an episode on everything.
Dang imagine leaving them on the moon in 1969 and when mankind revisited the moon in 2023 and all the astronauts were gobbled up by the mutated version of this creature 😪
I remember hearing about these as a kid on animal planets the most extreme.
I find it hilarious how waterbears can seemingly survive everything, except that with what they are likely to face anyways.
The water bears weren't cold, they were using a special defense for when there's not enough moisture or air
Tardigrades are prepared for situations that would almost never happen. Otherwise, they're completely vulnerable. They can get eaten by snails, spiders, other tardigrades, and even accidentally by people.
@Pham Duc Trung Nono they won't get killed my the acids in our stomach
@JackAlope! Poor bob
Uh yeah basically what the dude it the vid said thanks for repeating it?
@Paula Palais oh yay that makes me happy to hear! Thanks for listening:)
@Ronan Roe (they,them) I really was able to learn something. I appreciate.
The fact that they survived does not mean that they enjoyed the experience
They roll up in a ball to go into a type of "stasis" stage that enables them to survive at bad conditions and wait for a better environment. Supposedly they can stay in that state for months
Imagine if it survived on the moon and evolved into a 12ft monster
When it comes to living beings, let’s only experiment when we must - not for the general curiosity randomly
Guy: they've curled into a ball, but doing just fineThe tardigrades: AHHHHHHHHHHHH
@rain 10 years? Try 6 months. Tardigrades maximum lifespan is about 2 years, the hibernative state doesn't slow down their aging, it just causes the body to enter low power mode for an extended period which would not meaningfully impact the creatures lifespan.
Im gonna be one of those people and say tartigrades dont have enough of a brain to feel fear most likely
@Spiff jellyfish don't have brains either
@MokSpeed1 the float to another habitable planet and becomes Tardians. Hopefully wiser than Humans
@PISS oof hahahahaa
Bro this theory was already tested they said that these guys can even survive lava for like a month
The fascinating thing is a ton of atoms makes up the water bears which we can’t see without a microscope. This show how small atoms are.
Bear: IM THE MOST POWERFUL KIND OF BEAR!! Water bears: excuse me? 🙂
I wonder if you did this same experiment for about 30 full days and let the pressure back in and see if they still survive. My answer is yes.
*Guy* “They’re just fine!”*Tardigrades* “Will someone please free us from this sadistic man?”
Actually the tardigrades are just fine. To survive this they usually just slow their metabolism so that they won't need to eat stuff (if that makes sense) so they don't die.
@Dari Re-read my comment again. I already stated that neither of us got what we were saying as it was me who first initiated the discussion on animal intellect by stating “animals aren’t as dumb as you give them credit for.” He mistook me saying that for me claiming that animals are on the same comprehension as humans when that just simply wasn’t implied. I then mistook his retort as him believing that animals were dumb. It was a mistake on both of our behalf. No need to bring it up, let it go.Edit: I’m aware that we’re above animal intellect but ironic that you are doing the same thing he did lol. You’re literally mistaking what a originally said for something else. That’s a straw-man calamity waiting to happen so I’d stop if I were you.
@The Afro Knight It isn't ironic, you just didn't get what he is saying. He isn't saying "Animals are dumb", nor he's claiming what you think he is claiming, he pretty much said animals can't comprehend to the same extent that a normal human can. There's no single animal that can do that except from us. He's not pretending or claiming animals are stupid or trying to make them look more dumb than what they really are, of course they aren't. You can't just pair up a normal human mind with another species (And I keep mentioning "Normal" because I'm not exactly counting deseases or psychology problems that are not part of the average human being), simply because we, and I think it's pretty obvious based on how we, the tiny little defenseless creatures, rule the world, our mind is simply far more complex than any other animal mind, and so his statement makes sense. Do you really think a dog can FULLY get everything we do? Not even close, they work mostly on instincts, not a fully reasonable mind like humans have. A dog doesn't get what a name is, but he relates a sound to some action, because that's how they evolved, they don't know what a door sound is, or the sound of a car, or they can't even understand what a car or door is, yet they can relate it with his owner coming to home, so they run to recieve him back, it's just biology doing the work.
@DuskKnight Torqe Ironically enough it’s you who didn’t understand what I meant in my first comment. This whole animal debate wouldn’t happen if you hadn’t misunderstood me say “animals are a lot smarter than you give them credit for.” My guy, I never claimed nor stated that they can build ships or understand the wonders of the universe. I simply stated that they aren’t as dumb as you claim so the idea that they would see us as an eldritch god (a comparison you made, mind you) sounds completely over-exaggerative. This is all semantics anyways but I think we both just misunderstood each other.
@The Afro Knight Like I said, in no way do I believe animals are stupid. But humans (just by BEING humans and doing what "Humans do" as in human nature) are advanced enough to build cities and Literally live in space for a small period of time. Can you teach an animal what space is to the extant of human knowledge? No, because they aren't equipped for it in the same way we are. Just like a single human isn't equipped to 'create or destroy existence' but we could surely destroy the world given an extreme enough scenario. I mean a tardigrade having knowledge of humans as a whole, as in human history, human society, human technology, philosophy and stuff is an impossible task. That or you believe animals have knowledge of the universe, then you don't understand what I'm getting at. I understand what you meant with your first comment but you're NOT trying to understand what I'm trying to get across.
I remember seeing in a book that many of the bacteria species are immune to nuclear weapons
Now we need to ask “if they can survive a crash on a spacecraft going “x” mph”?
They are absolutely fearless to have balls in such a dangerous situation.
What happens is water bears (or tardigrades) when they can't survive in those places because they can survive extreme and I mean extreme temperatures because they play dead. They literally curl into a ball and stop there heart (which they can do for a very long time) and then when the air came back into the chamber they started moving again because they made their heart pump. Water bears are really hard to kill so for anyone who has a talent at killing things, try this thing.
I used to have some tardigrades a few months ago. I did some small-scale research fromhome (I work with NASA’s astrobiology department) since our labs were closed because of the pandemic. They’re such amazing creatures and are absolutely adorable to look at and see moving around. They’re also very durable, as you can see in this video. You demonstrated they can survive extreme pressures, which is true and known from previous experiments, so great job! They can also survive many other extremes. As we are discussing based off of the moon, it would be good to mention they can survive in very cold temperatures. In fact, a team from Japan found that, when thawed, a 30-year old ice sample containing tardigrades not only had some of the tardigrades moving and living, but even had tardigrades eggs frozen in the ice hatching. The way they carry out this unique ability is by entering what we call a “Tun formation”. Basically, what that means is the tardigrades condenses into a sort of rectangular shape (you can look up pictures) and decrease its metabolism drastically. It covers itself up in its cuticle, made of chitin protein primarily, and this also allow it to conserve any little materials it needs. The tardigrade initiates this state whenever it is lacking liquid water. So when it’s frozen in ice or even when it’s desiccated in the desert. In your microscope, there is a way to see tardigrade tun state. Unfortunately though I must warn this method might kill the tardigrade on the slide when done using home equipment. You can take a few tardigrades and place them on a slide. Cover up the slide and make sure to not let the cover slip. I suggest you use a flat slide rather than concave slide also so you can hold the tardigrades in place. Position your microscope over a tardigrade in the water on your slide, focus the slide in your lens, and then leave it there right under the microscope with the focus to dry so you can observe it once it’s done. Once all the water has evaporated from around the tardigrade, usually within a few days from what I’ve seen, you can observe and see that instead of the tardigrade, you are left with this box shaped thing that’s a little bumpy. That’s the tun! You can then attempt to rehydrate the tardigrades though this might be a risky process from home. It’s very very easy in a lab but we need tools to measure amounts very accurately. In labs we also have slide drying machinery so it’s easier to do the whole process anyway.Great video on the tardigrades, subscribed!
YOU WORK AT NASA?!?!?!
@LilDicc lol not mad about long comments...I am annoyed with a person who lacking introspection, posted pseudo intellectual long winded blather that ultimately says nothing of value and now pseudo intellectual clowns are triggered by me.
@ASTROCHRONIC I love how you liked all your own comments, why’d you get so mad about his long comment though? Are you a slow reader?
@Dylan B lol, that's quite an ironic "comment", considering that you generated it ON A COMPUTER CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, which required that humanity master several important fundamental aspects of physics. 😂 the truth is, there have been no earth-shattering developments in physics since einstein's relativity, more than 100 years ago, which germanely, has been proven to be correct several times already, and whose very precepts preclude interstellar travel (i.e., severe time and density dilation effects of near-light-speed travel, and related unimaginably huge energy requirements). sorry, but your hopeful assertions of some magical horseshit physics, that is somehow gonna enable starfleet (DILITHIUM CRYSTALS AND WARP DRIVE!), is just mental onanism for the somewhat-educated.
@Douglas Harley laughable that you think humans have enough of a grasp of physics to know whether or not interstellar travel is possible.
I don't know much but when it starts to roll that's there defensive mechanism I think it gives them the ability to survive anything
Can you leave them there for multiple days and see if they're still fine
I was curious at first "Wow, how long they can live?" then i realized "Oh yeah ... forever."
The living embodiment of the phrase "oh no, anyways"
Who else wants to sign a petition where scientists take waterbears, put them in rocks then launch said rocks to space?
Do you think waterbears will evolve into an animal? They said that waterbears become bigger by the years
I still remember the live waterbear hatching what a phenomenal sight was that
Where did you collect the tardigrade samples from, I’ve been wanting to view them through my microscope?
You can usually find them in moss like stuff like in your gutters or drains
Nobody:Tardigrades: _"do you really think that killing me is enough to make me die?"_
Coincidentally I have been watching it recently..
Haha I loved this show
This reminds me of a Whose Line game where Colin says: "Last time I saw him, he tried to murder me. But when you kill someone by... chopping off their head, rolling 'em up in a carpet, and burning it, you better make sure they're dead."
They did die they more of a hibernation.
Ok but why wasn’t the introduction of life to the moon not a massive deal when it happened??
“God damn it Jerry, you contaminated the mood.”
Dude if i had your lab equipments i would stare at those little bears all day and also cause a bit of chaos
These things are wild lmao, they can survive frigid to molten temperatures, radiation, vacuums, but can't survive anything that actually matters.
Fun fact: People think they're borderline invincible but they actually have a fearsome predator that absolutely bodies them...snails
@Konstantinos Vaneste I’m French
@Konstantinos Vaneste I love escargot
@Tom ass I mean in the context French people consider snails a delicacy
Not on the moon
Some tardigrades can survive being exposes to radiation and still reproduce. One was rehydrated on a 100 year old leaf. It reanimated and died 5 minutes later.Not bad for a critter with a 6 month lifespan!
Im wondering, Is it possible to *"Squeeze"* it to death? Or maybe vaporize the water they live in?
Imagine if these things were the size of actual bears...
Do that for years to see if they could survive on the moon
the reason they stopped moving and rolled into a ball is because Tardigrades can go into a "tun" state which is when they dry up and look like a lifeless ball. when the environment seems to be back to normal, their bodies leave the tun state and they go back to living life. such amazing animals. they can live in a volcano for 10 years and be completely fine.
@Nathan nope, their bodies are only as indestructible as they are because they're so small, if one were sized up to an elephants size it would immediately burst due to the increased gravitational pressure.
No no no, tun does not meaningfully increase the lifespan of a tardigrade. They live for 2 years on average, if tun did extend their lifespan then they'd do it a lot more often, no mates around? Just rest until one comes close, no food? Just sleep and hope the problem sorts itself out. And even then Tardigrades are particularly weak against warm temperatures. They die in 100°C temperatures after 3 days so I find it very hard to believe they could survive inside a volcano for longer than that.
Soooo...they.are the key to immortality? I need one's DNA to
Holy shit that's op
When i do that it’s called a depression nap
You gonna have to factor in radiation + vacuum + extreme temperature before making any judgement in their survivability
Imagine you're tough AF but other organisms like fungi, small insects, predatory microorganisms, hunger and etc can still kill you.
Please tell me I don’t have to worry about my water being contaminated with these little guys
I was like "thats it? Just a few seconds" "I left them in there for 30 minutes" Me: Well damn, thats good enough lol
Actually answer: Tardegrades can survive in the vacuum of space, but they can only survive without food or water for 2-3 months wherein they would die out. Therefore we don't have to worry about Tardegrades colonizing the moon.
@Spark Clouding yeeeeees!
@Alex I love how u sinking with his random theory🤣🤣
@Señor Peñor end of the world type shit ..
I can imagine tardegrades growing to sizes of bears and taking over the moon
They don't survive they just die slowly lol
I’m curious to know how the moon tardigrades handle cosmic radiation
I heard when ever they feel like OH SHIT they curl into a ball and then just vibe until it’s safe
they roll into a ball so they can protect themselves, and their need for food decreases by 99.9%
Watch PETA be criticizing this video like: “OHMAGAHD! That’s abuse against a living animal!” And then proceed to sue Action Lab Man and his sidekick Action Lab Shorts Man for animal cruelty even though tardigrades live on a whole other side of reality and matter, then PETA proceeds to ban drinking water since they have tardigrades in them.
So them curling into a ball is called their “Ton state” where their body basically freezes it’s cells in place so they can’t do anything that would cause them to age and eventually die pretty much making them an object.
Maybe I am a tardigrade
@Yung Moses agreed
@tacothegoldfish you know how to type a 3 letter word in a search bar...congratulations! I don't know what we woulda done without you bro
They aren't just invincible they are mostly invincible when they are in a form of sleep of sorts that they have
Now the crossover we all need:Water Bears vs. Cameraman
It’s really crazy those things are most likely still alive up there
When they roll up they are going into a sort of deep sleep/ hibernation to conserve any water/ nutrients they have.
“Their completely fine”Tardiagrades: *we’re dying down here*
Imagine if evolution happen on the moon, the little microbes and now these tardigrades , evolve over a million years into the ecosystem like earth but much more resilient to sunlight pressure and cold.
They go into a kind of hibernation state and I think their metabolism slows down by 98% or 99%. Maybe even 100%
I never seen an actual living water bear before 😮
"Whoa, what just happened?" "I dunno, man. Kinda weird, though."
*lets Get into our shells*
@King Crimson That's definitely debatable. Let's get a second opinion. Oi, Giorno-!
@Diego Brando well from strength and speed alone he should be able to defeat him assuming he is within range just like how he lost to sp
@Panriot nah he cant
@the noodle god boi Out of 8? I'll take it!
Pretty sure we sent them to space so I would imagine they'd be fine