Some nematodes survive drought conditions by entering an ametabolic state known as anhydrobiosis.

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"Some nematodes, or round worms, undergo a similar, though less profound, form of cryptobiosis. As demonstrated by Newcastle University researcher Prof. Conrad Ellenby during a series of classic experiments, they become wholly desiccated when confronted with unfavorable external conditions, yet they revive fully when moistened." (Shuker 2001:113)

The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of NatureMarshall Editions Ltd.January 27, 2020
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker

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