Insect Holder

The container designed is a container that can hold insects, such as the common house fly, for scientific observation and experimentation. The design is a 4.9 x 4.9 x 4.7 centimetre plastic vessel with a diamond-shaped opening, and a mesh top that is 4.489 x 4.489 centimetres. The diamond opening will have a 24.89 x 24.89 millimetre square of Poly methyl methacrylate so the insects can be observed. The mesh top, which can be snapped into place after being printed separately, allows gases to be exchanged through the vessel, so the insects will not suffocate. The design is just small enough to fit within the 10 x 5 x 5 centimetre zero-g printer bed. The box will be printed in two pieces, the container itself and the mesh, and the mesh snaps into place on the top of the vessel. Insects can then be placed into the container, then the Poly methyl methacrylate can be put into place to contain the insects. Then, the insects can be observed in a microgravity environment.

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