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by Trede Aug 13, 2014
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I love this design but when I try to print it prints the inside solid, I've tried a few times but with the same result, any help is welcome. Also what are the plants in the photos?

I opened the stl file in cura, made [top layers = 0] and [bottom layers = 6] in the shell options, and [infill % = 0]. That seemed to do the trick for me. Printing it out now..

The cactus is actually two different cacti that are grafted together (kind of like an apple tree). The top colorful part is called Gymnocalycium mihanovichii ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnocalycium_mihanovichii ), or chin cactus, aka moon/neon/hibotan/ruby ball cactus. The bottom part can be one of many kinds of rootstock (as they're called), but don't expect the graft to stay in place for more than a few years.

Here's a couple links I found with a quick web search:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/moon-cactus/care-of-moon-cactus.htm
https://www.thespruce.com/grow-grafted-ruby-ball-cactus-1902604

You have to add thickness to the model, because some slicers interpret that as a solid instead of a wall. I used the solidify command of Blender. You can follow this tutorial: http://jmumakerlab.blogspot.mx/2013/12/adding-thickness.html?m=1

This a fine and a very creative work!