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3d Print - Avocado Pit Germination Holder - Cup Edition

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3d Print - Avocado Pit Germination Holder - Cup Edition by sa7ina Jan 13, 2013

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Fits in a generic plastic cup and fits all pit sizes
took me 6 prototypes to make this.
works good for me.

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A really useful object - so much better than sticking toothpicks in the stone. I've made it my Thing of the Week on http://3dgeni.us so do check it out!

For those of you having difficulty starting growing: clean the pit carefully, wrap the clean pit with wet paper tower, put in a zipper bag and leave above the fridge (for the heat) for a few weeks. I think 80% of them started growing when I tried. Once the root is out, you can use the popular toothpicks method or use this thing or simply grow it in the ground. In only about 10 years you'll have fruits!

I did right after I posted this. Very cool I printed one last night. Thanks!

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SteveCaplin on Jan 28, 2013 said:

A really useful object - so much better than sticking toothpicks in the stone. I've made it my Thing of the Week on http://3dgeni.us so do check it out!

bluesteps on Jan 21, 2013 said:

For those of you having difficulty starting growing: clean the pit carefully, wrap the clean pit with wet paper tower, put in a zipper bag and leave above the fridge (for the heat) for a few weeks. I think 80% of them started growing when I tried. Once the root is out, you can use the popular toothpicks method or use this thing or simply grow it in the ground. In only about 10 years you'll have fruits!

ril3y on Jan 16, 2013 said:

This is crazy. I was designing this very thing when you posted it. It was on paper for me. But thanks! I have a nice avocado plant that I did via luck.. I just planted it. However, I am now using toothpicks but its not working. I have ordered a heat bed which I think is needed here in MD. But thanks I will post some photos of my plant / setup when I print mine.

Riley

sa7ina on Jan 16, 2013 said:

You might wanna check the new floating design.

tmorris9 on Jan 14, 2013 said:

I just had an idea, you always have to keep the water topped off to assure the pit is in contact. What if something like this was printed hollow or near hollow (small infill) and allowed to float in a larger container. As the water level drops from evaporation the device would drop as well assuring the pit would remain in contact with water.

sa7ina on Jan 14, 2013 said:

Great idea!!!
Working on it right now!
i think i an hour or so (after a working prototype) we will have a floating version!
10X

sa7ina on Jan 14, 2013 said:

They always grow.
PLA plastic is made of starch and consumed in outdoor conditions as far as i know.
you can plant it with the plastic.

fluffy on Jan 14, 2013 said:

Okay I do love silly things like this but uh... isn't it a bit more practical, not to mention better for the environment and the avocado pits, to just use a few toothpicks?

sbeckeriv on Jan 14, 2013 said:

Think of all the trees that we can save by not using toothpicks!

catohagen on Jan 13, 2013 said:

I'm gonna try a few of these :) Do you get them to grow ? Tried a few years ago with the 3 toothsticks over a glass of water but none started growing...

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