3D-printed Shells for homeless Crabs
Tolles Projekt der Damen und Herren von Makerbot: Einsiedlerkrebse finden (laut denen) nicht mehr genügend Muscheln, weshalb die 3D-Printer-Community jetzt bei der Immobilienkrise der Viecher aushelfen soll.
Hermit crabs don’t make their own shells. They scavenge their homes. And now, hermit crabs are facing a housing shortage as the worldwide shell supply is decreasing. With a shell shortage, hermit crabs around the world are being forced to stick their butts into bottles, shotgun shells, and anything else they can find. This is not acceptable. As a community, we can reach out to this vulnerable species and offer our digital design skills and 3D printing capabilities and give hermit crabs another option: 3D printed shells.
We are inviting all MakerBot Operators and digital designers on Thingiverse to design shells and participate in SCIENCE!
We’ve set up a crab habitat, a crabitat, here at the Botcave in Brooklyn and Miles is setting up a crabitat in Los Angeles. We need help from the community to design shells so we can print them out and see if the hermit crabs like them. Can you design a shell that hermit crabs will like? We’ll print them out here at the botcave, put them in the crabitats and see which designs the hermit crabs will move into.