This is a model for a Drosophila (melanogaster) behavioral arena, based on the design of Jasper C. Simon and Michael H. Dickinson published in PLoS ONE in 2010 : A New Chamber for Studying the Behavior of Drosophila (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0008793)
The size of the model matches the original size proposed in the manuscript.
This is a very basic model to do, but preferably with PLA support.
Wev'e been printing this model successfully using both (Ultimaker) White ABS and White PLA together with Natural PVA with the default settings in Cura 3.1.
The model has been made using Sketchup.
- Read the Jasper Simon's manuscript
- Found it great
- Designed the model using Sketchup
- Printed in ABS and PLA
- Using it now !
Overview and Background
the arena from above
the (ABS) arena from below
the arena with the slope
Lesson Plan and Activity
Study the behavior of Drosophila flies
- Support : natural PVA
- material : can be ABS or PLA
A New Chamber for Studying the Behavior of Drosophila, by Jasper C. Simon & Michael H. Dickinson