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#1 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 12 2021 - 9:57 AM

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Yes, this is a link for 3d printing formicariums. Since I was interested in 3d printing formicariums, i searched up on the web and this came up. i'm not sure if its good, but hopefully people can use this.

 

https://www.yeggi.com/q/formicarium/


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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 12 2021 - 2:12 PM

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Cool! If I ever got a 3D printer I would try some of these.



#3 Offline AntsUtah - Posted January 12 2021 - 2:35 PM

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I've printed some of these, some of them work and some don't. You really just have to try it. The ones that do work are very cool. I would recommend printing small nests as some of these are huge. And make sure your filament is non-toxic.


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#4 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 12 2021 - 3:12 PM

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I've printed some of these, some of them work and some don't. You really just have to try it. The ones that do work are very cool. I would recommend printing small nests as some of these are huge. And make sure your filament is non-toxic.

interesting! i don't have a 3d printer, YET. i will get one hopefully if I can save money next season (that's a lot of catching and selling ants)


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#5 Offline Jakerobs - Posted January 12 2021 - 4:17 PM

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I've found I have the most fun designing my own stuff. But hey, that's just my opinion. ‍

 

If you want to try designing your own stuff, try Tinkercad. It's simple, free and a quick learning curve. 


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#6 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 12 2021 - 4:36 PM

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I've found I have the most fun designing my own stuff. But hey, that's just my opinion. ‍

 

If you want to try designing your own stuff, try Tinkercad. It's simple, free and a quick learning curve. 

ya I definitely want to try designing my own. the only problem is that i still have some time to go.

do you think you can make custom 3d printed formicariums and sell them?


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#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted January 12 2021 - 6:42 PM

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I've found I have the most fun designing my own stuff. But hey, that's just my opinion. ‍

 

If you want to try designing your own stuff, try Tinkercad. It's simple, free and a quick learning curve. 

ya I definitely want to try designing my own. the only problem is that i still have some time to go.

do you think you can make custom 3d printed formicariums and sell them?

 

you can make and sell anything as long as someone wants it! you will need to come up with a unique idea for them, though.


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#8 Offline Scherme - Posted January 13 2021 - 3:14 AM

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I've found I have the most fun designing my own stuff. But hey, that's just my opinion. ‍

 

If you want to try designing your own stuff, try Tinkercad. It's simple, free and a quick learning curve. 

ya I definitely want to try designing my own. the only problem is that i still have some time to go.

do you think you can make custom 3d printed formicariums and sell them?

I plan to sell mine. I have designed and printed my own. Currently my tetras have been living in one for months.

That was version 1 of the nest though, we are currently wrapping up design on version 2 as well as a mini version of the nest. Once version 2 is complete, I plan on putting my Camponotus into the full size versions and my lasius in to the mini. Then I will put a few extra together and put them up for sale and see what type of response I get. 


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#9 Offline Scherme - Posted January 13 2021 - 3:34 AM

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There are some interesting designs on that site I wouldn't mind trying tho. I have printed one of them but never cut the glass or put it together. I suppose I should


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