Tardigrades, also known as the "water bears," are possibly the most resilient known animal. They can withstand temperature ranges from 1 K (−458 °F; −272 °C) to about 420 K (300 °F; 150 °C), pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches,ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 30 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and go on with their lives.
While we homo sapiens are more physically fragile, the human spirit has walked through fire and yet endured. These endearing tardigrade pendants are a reminder of resiliency, stubbornness, and strength of will. They are extremely scientifically accurate, carefully crafted from pewter, and given an antique finish. You can choose from three tardigrade styles:
Vertical (larger pendant, hanging from a jump ring at the back feet)
Sloth style (smaller pendant, gripping a leather cord while hanging adorably upside down),
Horizontal (smaller pendant, hanging from a jump ring above the back)
Scientists, biologists, teachers
Innovators, makers, doers, movers and shakers
People working or studying in challenging disciplines
...anyone who gets knocked down, just to pick themselves up and try again
Bought this as a gift for my daughter and was impressed with the quality. Shipping was quick and the necklace arrived in great condition. Would definitely place another order in the future!
I ordered the sloth tarigrade necklace for my daughter,,,,,it was shipped & received very quickly. She loved it & so did i!! Would definitely order from Boutique Academia again!
Kinda big but still, the wife loved it.
Pewter waterbear pendant (sloth mode)
When I saw the image of a waterbear ambling across a cord in a sloth-like hanging posture, I knew I had to get it. So much more fun that seeing one with a ring screwed into its back! ;) When it arrived I had to take pics and post on social media, and my biologically-inclined friends filled the comments with appreciative prose. I really appreciate the accuracy of the proportions and even the limb attitudes. Very very well done. A+
Hello. I ordered 2 necklaces; a Tardigrade necklace and a molecular necklace. They came very quickly. I really, really like them! The Tardigrade necklace is quite the conversation piece. It is so unique. The molecular necklace, I got for my niece. She loves it. She shows it to everyone. Thanks so much and keep up the good work!
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Tardigrades are my wife's spirit animal. She loves science jewelry and this is a perfect gift. =)
Wife loves Tardigrades
Because my friend loves tardigrades and I want to surprise her with this necklace!
I bought the wrong tardigrade! Whoops! Well I’m getting early Christmas shopping done!
A gift for my very intelligent daughter!
A gift for my daughter
Sentimental memories from visiting microbiology zoo in Amsterdam.
My sons uncle has one, explained what a water bear is and let my son borrowed it over the three day weekend. My son liked it a lot and he looked so handsome wearing it. I like the meaning of the water bear and I’m happy with my son go have one. My 7 year old will very happy.
Gift for a GF
Sister's bday; she loves marine biology and goes gaga over water bears
First, the Orion Constellation necklaces were just what I was hoping for a special event. The pendant looks exactly like on the site, soft silver color with just slight texture. The cords are adjustable. The order came quickly, each necklace came nestled in a gift box, ready to present. Second, the customer care was what we all hope to find and much more. I had a few special requests and she called immediately to make sure I would get what I needed. Very pleased!