Tardigrades are a member of the supergroup Ecdysozoa, which means they have to shed their skins and grow new ones successively as they grow larger.

Tardigrades are closely related to insects and velvet worms, and they are slightly more distantly related to nematodes.

Click onto the following links to observe tardigrades on the move.

  • Tardigrade Walk

  • Tardigrade Muscles

  • Tardigrade Mouth

  • Tardigrade Storage Granules

  • Tardigrade Pads

  • Tardigrade Twitch