• Waterbear key chain 12
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Waterbear Key Chain 12 Pack


This tiny animal called waterbear, moss piglet or tardigrade, can hibernate for decades before coming back to life. They can even survive in the vacuum of outer space! GIANTmicrobes Waterbear is soft, cuddly and provides a fun hands-on-way to learn about microscopic life, nature and biology.

This geeky take on the stuffed Teddy Bear makes an adorable companion at home, in the lab, classroom and just about anywhere. A unique, memorable gift for friends, family, educators, biologists, nature lovers and anyone with a healthy sense of humor. Includes an educational card with fascinating facts about the amazing waterbear.

Pack of 12 Waterbear mini microbes (3") with mini-tag and key chain clip.


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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Packaging Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Waterbear Key Chain 12 Pack

One of the more fascinating organisms in the microsphere is the common tardigrade – technically speaking, “slow walker.” However, it is not the tardigrade’s sluggish speed that captures the attention, but rather the fact that as this miniscule creature lumbers along on its eight tiny legs, it bears an uncanny resemblance to, well, a bear.

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