Platinum Printer Member
- Jan 18, 2010
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- Residing in Wicklow Ireland
- Printer Model
- Canon/3D, CR-10, CR-10S, KP-3
Yes I know that Bumble bees are prone to nesting under the ground, but also in tree trunks that have fallen, my intention is to place my hive very close to the ground, I got stung with my first attempt and most likely will again, but you can’t blame me for trying.Are you sure they are bumble bees and not carpenter bees? From what I understand, bumble bees nest in the ground, and carpenter bees nest in holes (usually in wood).
O’ and carpenter bees are as scarce as hens teeth, and are seldom even seen here, and may that continue.. I don’t think it’s warm enough for them..We have problems with carpenter bees, and actually try to remove (kill) them from in and around our house.
I find when working with prints that need to be assembled because they are too big to fit on my printer is that it’s very hard to make a suitable strong join that holds the pieces together properly.. Without glue..I can't possibly print on the small bed (25x21cm) of my Prusa. I'd need to figure out a way to split it in three or four parts which should be assembled together later. Not easy
One or two of these falcons, might keep the pigeons off your terrace, crank up the 3D printer and print them as tall as you can.. You can touch up theirs eye with a bit of yellow paint..Not much birdlife in the small country town where I live now. Of course, the customary pigeons everywhere, which I try to keep away from my terrace in several ways, with passable success.
We’ve just finished with the starlings for the year, they come here to nest and raise their young, my dog Ted loves them, his tally so far has been 8 this year, because they are inexperienced and are to slow to take to the air..Oh , I almost forgot, starlings are a pest in winter around these parts.
How about making something like this..Talking about birdlife and 3D printing ?. How could I forget !
Meet my Maltese falcon, possibly the hugest bird in town.
Now 1 day and 19 hours in and this is as far as I’ve got, maybe another two days should see it finished, I’ll post the finished article then..14 hours in and it’s starting to take shape,
Like the farmer taking his pigs to market, he’d walk the pigs there and back every market day, and if he didn’t manage to sell any of them, he'd walk them back home again..I think my longest print was 8 hours, and that felt like FOREVER