I am learning as much as I can about wastewater microbiology in preperation for State of Maine Class 5 wastewater exam. I am preparing for this test, even though I have at least a year and a half before I can even sit for it. Most people fail this test at least once, some fail it multiple times before they finally pass it. I want to be able to say that I passed it the first time (did I just jinx myself?).
The water bear is one of the higher forms of life that can be observed during a microscope examination of mixed liquor in an activated sludge plant. I am intrigued by this little bugger, as are my kids. I saw this neat poster by Alex Chitty on the blog the small science collective and wanted to post it here. Here's the web address for the blog and post.