Another commission, this is the inimitable tardigrade, also known as a water bear. Tardigrada is a whole phylum, which is the level just below kingdom. Kingdom. From Wikipedia: ” Traditionally, textbooks from the United States used a system of six kingdoms (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaea/Archaeabacteria, and Bacteria/Eubacteria) while textbooks in Great Britain, India, Australia, Latin America and other countries used five kingdoms (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista and Monera).” Tardigrada is in the Animalia kingdom. They can survive almost any conditions thrown at them, though what a specific species of tardigrade can survive determines just how drastic the conditions it can survive. There is a comic about the tardigrade in Awesome ‘Possum, Volume 3!

You can buy this tardigrade on shirts and mugs and other such items on my Society 6 store .