How a tardigrade nerve makes contact to a tardigrade muscle
It is fascinating to go back in history of science and to learn how much the
19th century tardigrade specialists did already know about tardigrade anatomy.
The historical line drawing below is attributed to the famous french
tardiologist Louis Doyère (1811 - 1863) and probably was
made by Doyère himself around 1850. It depicts in detail
the ventral muscles and ventral nerves of
Milnesium tardigradum .
a) (four) ganglion nodes, i.e. nervous centres, that are interconnected via
b) nervous fibres to a ladder like structure
c) nerve attachment to the muscle
d) the muscles
n) the nerve endings serving the papillae in the head region
o) eye nerves connecting to the eye pigment spots.