Skip to content

Queen Ant Founding Trap

Creation's quality: 3.5/5 (1 vote)
Evaluation of members on the printability, utility, level of detail, etc.

3D model description

This Queen ant founding trap can be set and left. It has 4 Queen compartments, with a removable base for carrying/storage, and a removable lid, with overhang, to mimic the darkness of a natural rock/bark cover.

There is a central water well compartment for a piece of sponge, or cotton ball, where the Queens can drink and also to create ideal humidity to entice the Queen to enter the trap.
The lid has a central hole for topping up the water well.

To set: Remove the base and lid, fill water well, add damp sand, or soil, to the 4 compartments, clip on the lid, place it flat on the ground and that's it.

I've set these at the base of trees with success and also under my UV black light trap.
The beauty of these is that you can set them and come back the next day to check them, or even leave them a few days if you wish.

I like to put a flat rock, brick or tile, on the top of them to make sure local wildlife don't disturb them.

Size: 10cm diameter x 1 cm high approx
It can be resized in your slicer by using the % amount to print them larger or smaller depending on what species you are after. This one is sized to trap Camponotus size Queens.

3D printing settings

Printer: Creality Ender 3

Filament: 1.75 PLA 205/60

PrusaSlicer: Infill 20%

No brim
No support

  • 3D file format: STL
  • 3D model size: X 186 × Y 178 × Z 10.1 mm
  • Publication date: 2021/04/16 at 13:55





Best sellers of the category Various

Add a comment

Would you like to support Cults?

You like Cults and you want to help us continue the adventure independently? Please note that we are a small team of 3 people, therefore it is very simple to support us to maintain the activity and create future developments. Here are 4 solutions accessible to all:

  • ADVERTISING: Disable your AdBlock banner blocker and click on our banner ads.

  • AFFILIATION: Make your purchases online by clicking on our affiliate links here Amazon or Aliexpress.

  • DONATE: If you want, you can make a donation via PayPal here.

  • WORD OF MOUTH: Invite your friends to come, discover the platform and the magnificent 3D files shared by the community!