BMSB in 3D

Using a 3D-printer to make a model of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) to raise awareness of the potentially devastating pest was one of B3’s summer studentship programme projects.

University of Canterbury biological sciences student Joel Tregurtha teamed up with engineering mechatronics student Te Matau O Te Rangi (Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi) to 3D-print a model of the BMSB, which has not been found in Aotearoa but could have multi-billion dollar implications if it established here. Read more about the project.  Read about the other projects, including one focused on supporting Te Tai Tokerau mana whenua to look for and recognise the FAW and understand its potential impact on native taonga species and productive plants.