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Tardigrade Water Bear

Tardigrade Water Bear

Regular price $38.00 USD
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Unearth a tiny titan with our 3D-printed Tardigrade Fidget Companion! This whimsical micro-organism-inspired creation, often referred to as a Water Bear or a Moss Piglet, promises a delightful journey that oscillates between serenity and excitement.

Radiating the unassuming charm of its real-world counterpart, our Tardigrade Fidget Toy caters to those who find joy in the minute miracles of the natural world. The tactile experience of this engaging companion is both calming and stimulating. The Tardigrade's distinctive segments can be manipulated to create myriad shapes and patterns, proving an ideal distraction for restless hands and a focusing aid for wandering minds.

Does your tardigrade need to rest? Simply let it adorn your space as a charming decorative piece. Wrap it around a potted plant, nestle it on your bookshelf, or let it float in an aquarium - its water resilience harks back to its namesake's natural prowess!

Large - about 27 cm
Regular - about 23 cm
Small - about 19 cm

Your Tardigrade will be meticulously crafted using cutting-edge 3D printing technology. Each layer is formed from eco-friendly plastic derived from renewable resources like cornstarch and sugarcane. The piece arrives fully assembled, primed to infuse your space with an immediate touch of micro magic that could last a lifetime.

Opt for a gradient or color-changing Tardigrade, and the unique color sequence will be determined by the current starting color in the plastic used, adding a surprising twist to your tiny titan.

In the real world, Tardigrades are microscopic marvels famed for their unbelievable resilience. They can survive in extreme environments ranging from deep seas to harsh arctic ice. Your 3D-printed Tardigrade channels the essence of this extraordinary micro-animal, reminding you of the strength and endurance inherent in all forms of life, no matter how small.

Secure your Tardigrade Fidget Companion today, and let the tiny yet mighty world of Water Bears beckon your imagination to new dimensions!


Biodegradable PLA plastic


All items are produced from base biodegradable plastic by us directly in New Zealand.

Production may take between 1 to 5 days depending on the size of your order.

In the 90 % of cases, the item is ready to ship within 2 days.

New Zealand: 1 - 5 days currier with tracking
Australia: 3 - 10 days currier with tracking

Care Instructions

All our creations are made to be strudy and not break easily which has been tested and confirmed by large number of our customers and their children.

The weakes parts of articulated dragons are connecting links for legs and wings.

PLA plastic can warp under high temperate (if for example left in the summer in your car on a desk on the sun).

If you find any issues with your product, please don't hesitate contacting us.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Amy Brooks

I purchased this for my partner in the fresh wood colour. It’s amazing and I love it and I want to get something for myself now! He is going to love it too. Thank you :)

Allan Ricketts
Much appreciated Tardigrade

I purchased the blue/green tardigrade for my partner who is a tardigrade enthusiast and also a huge nerd, and they loved it. As I am also a huge nerd I am now jealous and intend to purchase my own as soon as possible.

Made by us, Turtle Creations

The creation of these magical friends through the art of 3D printing brings an innovative approach to articulated creations that would not be possible through the standard manufacturing process.

Each model is crafted using special non-toxic, biosourced and biodegradable plastic called PLA, reflecting our commitment to environmental responsibility.

All our creations are made by us, Turtle Creations, in New Zealand.