First test of restrainment mechanism

Today I built a prototype of the restrainment mechanisms (see Initial Restrainment Mechansim Design), attached it to a wooden board, and tested it with one of the captive scorpions.

Here’s a photo (the white pieces of velcro are left over from a previous velcro-strap setup that didn’t work):


There were two issues with the design: The type of velcro I used did not have enough grip, and needs to be replaced with a more sturdy wire-tie type velcro, and the angle of the block was not high enough. I switched out the velcro and sanded the block down to a steeper angle.


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