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C elegans Stacker CAD Files

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The pieces of our unique stacking toy reflect the life cycle stages of one of the most common model organisms in modern science, the C. elegans nematode. 


    This product is an .stl file that you can use with your 3D printer to print the Nematode Stacker at home right now! Choose materials carefully, and always supervise your baby during play. Thanks for your order!


    Note: All files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. File sharing and reproduction of the file for commercial use is strictly prohibited. 

    How does this toy help babies grow?

    This toy provides the opportunity to practice:
    - grasping and banging
    - filling and emptying
    - stacking and knocking down
    - nesting shapes
    - comparing sizes
    - sorting and ordering
    - discovering two ways to stack
    - manipulating specifically oriented shapes

    How old should babies be to play with this toy?

    4 months+

    How was this toy made?

    We recommend using ABS filament or another material amenable to vapor smoothing to print this toy. In lieu of vapor smoothing, you can carefully sand and examine the fine textures to be sure there are no sharp points. Always wash thoroughly with soap and water before giving to a child for supervised play.

    How big is this toy?

    7 x 3 x 1 in (largest worm); 3 x 1 x 1 in (smallest worm)

    How do you get free shipping?

    Digital files to 3D print C elegans worms and view/print the play guide will be emailed within 1-2 days of your order. Digital products are not eligible for returns after files have been sent.

    Anything else?

    The digital play guide outlines:
    - milestones your baby will be working on between 6-18 months
    - ways to play with the C. elegans worms throughout your baby's first year and beyond
    - an toddler-friendly explanation of how C. elegans nematodes are used in real science lab settings