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Decoy Butterfly

by vik Feb 24, 2011
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I printed a dozen of these for around the garden and after a week they seem to be working a treat! Our brassicas are caterpillar-free so far.

Maybe they are the smart males as the decoys never say no.

WARNING if you print this with ReplicatorG make sure you click "Put on platform" (under Move) before generating the GCode!

I couldn't figure out why the nozzle on my CupCake kept driving into my build platform, even after I had fully realigned my Z-stage. :'( Then I looked at the model in the RepG window and saw that half of it was below the build platform! :)

What a good idea. I was surprised to read that Cabbage Whites are fooled by decoys, but a quick google search reveals people attempting to use all sorts of things to get the effect (eggshells, bread tags, etc). Your solution looks like it'll be an effective deterrent for the butterflies, and an attractive addition for the humans :)