Halechiniscus cuticula - as seen in detail (I)
No chance. Apparently all our Florarctus and Halechiniscus tardigrades
had disappeared within the micro aquarium, possibly eaten by the dark mites (we talked about this).
So we have to go back to older images in order to continue with the topic at hand.
Fortunately we had already previously studied and photographed some of the Halechiniscus cuticulae from Krapanj.
At first glance and at low magnification you will perceive the typical horizontal
wrinkles running across the Halechiniscus sp. cuticula (see below).
These might be a primary property of the cuticula, and/or possibly arise from bending during movement.
Furthermore we can see some kind of pebble plastered "trousers" at the hind body: