Introducing: Tardigrade Bookmarks

Water bears are ready to take on your most extreme reading conditions.

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“[Tardigrades] have been found everywhere in Earth’s biosphere, from mountaintops to the deep sea and mud volcanoes, and from tropical rainforests to the Antarctic. Tardigrades are among the most resilient animals known, with individual species able to survive extreme conditions—such as exposure to extreme temperatures, extreme pressures (both high and low), air deprivation, radiation, dehydration, and starvation—that would quickly kill most other known forms of life. Tardigrades have survived exposure to outer space.”

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While tardigrade bookmarks might not survive extreme temperatures, feel free to experiment with them in other torturous conditions- Twilight, Vogon poetry, The Art of the Deal, that one book that your kids want to read every night that makes you want to rip your hair out, etc.

Tardigrade bookmarks in many colors
Tardigrades in many colors


Tardigrade: 1 in x 1 in x 1.7 in (25 mm x 27 mm x 42 mm). Marker: 0.5 in x 4.75 in x 0.05 in (12 mm x 120 mm x 1.2 mm)


The Tardigrade – a little water bear model is a design by Kolosos listed on Thingiverse and is used in accordance with its posted license. It was modified for printabilty and to work with my bookmark system. 10% of the purchase of this item goes to charity and the other 10% will go to tip the designer of the original model.

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