Attendees had a chance to enjoy cocktails and food while chatting with tardigrade researchers on many topics including tardigrade stress tolerance, evolution, development, and ecology. Tardigrade hunting techniques were also demonstrated and folks got a look for and find their own tardigrades!
Last night was a big success at the Museum of Life and Science's Cocktails and Cosmonauts event! Members of The International Society of Tardigrade Hunters made the trek from Chapel Hill to Durham to talk about and share some tardigrades with curious attendees.
This week a couple of eutardigrades and a detailed short of some hind claws! Tardigrades found in moss collected on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
Happy (water) bear hunting!