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I like the small liquid ant bait containers from Amdro, as they do the job, but the problem is they are so easy to spill.

I created a little (near) spill proof container that had magnets to prevent it from falling off a shelf or countertop. If any spills out of the Amdro packaging, it is held inside the box - but there is no restrictions for the ants entering the box.

If you have a 3d printer you can make this yourself. See here.


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Very clever!


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Very cool, we had one spill not to long ago ... now I have a question. I do not have a 3d printer and see many for sale on craigslist for pretty reasonable prices.... anything I should look out for, either positive of negative ?


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portscanner wrote:

I like the small liquid ant bait containers from Amdro, as they do the job, but the problem is they are so easy to spill.

I created a little (near) spill proof container that had magnets to prevent it from falling off a shelf or countertop. If any spills out of the Amdro packaging, it is held inside the box - but there is no restrictions for the ants entering the box.

If you have a 3d printer you can make this yourself. See here.


Very nice, thanks. I've added it to my list of things to print!


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JoeH wrote:

Very cool, we had one spill not to long ago ... now I have a question. I do not have a 3d printer and see many for sale on craigslist for pretty reasonable prices.... anything I should look out for, either positive of negative ?


I have several at work, and a couple at home. Not long ago, $2500 got you a decent printer. Now for a fraction of that, you can get a BETTER printer!

Two of the most popular ones are the Creality CR-10S filament type printer, and the Elegoo Mars resin type printer. I own both, each have their pros/cons.

For general use, it's really hard to beat the CR-10S. It can make things up to roughly 12"x12"x16". Runs about $459 new with warranty.
https://amzn.to/2nYjs64

The Elegoo Mars resin printer is ideal for smaller projects, and is currently $289.
https://amzn.to/2mpqosk

The build volume is much smaller, but can make much more detailed items. I wouldn't recommend this as a "general use" type 3D printer. But if you get into craft/hobby type projects, this one really shines. I'm making scale items for my RC hobby.

Here are a few things I've designed for RV:

Magnetic Utility Hatch

Tactical Flashlight Wall Mount

RV 12V Outlet Receptacle Housing

Engel Fridge Digital Temperature Controller

There are many forums, Facebook groups, YouTube videos, etc., all dedicated to these printers.

"I" wouldn't buy a used one. A new one comes with a warranty, and support from the manufacturer. I'm experienced enough at this point to troubleshoot/repair/rebuild 3D printers, but I have several years experience using these, and work as an aerospace eng tech. Getting a used one from a questionable source, without some background knowledge, can lead to a lot of frustration!

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to PM me, or contact me at [email protected]

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Thanks for the info Robert !

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That's a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

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