Darwin Chambers

Boston, MA

Insect Rearing Chambers Boston, MA

Darwin Chambers designs, manufactures and installs Insect Rearing Chambers in Boston, MA.

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Insect Rearing Chambers Boston, MA. When studying or working with drosophila (fruit flies), mosquitos, and other insects, you need access to precise and reliable insect rearing chambers in Boston, MA that provide an environment specifically meant for breeding, rearing, incubating, and observing the insects you are working with. You need a dedicated insect rearing chamber that is designed specifically for insect work and goes beyond simple manipulation and measurement of light, temperature, and humidity provided by a standard environmental chamber.

Insect Rearing Chambers have to adhere to and maintain a standard level of conditions to ensure that the room can properly grow the specimen without being compromised by the specimen or methods used to procure it. Chambers built for more traditional purposes often struggle with the procurement of insects as their materials and processes aren’t properly designed to be maintained under adverse conditions that can arise with the rearing of insects. Darwin Chamber’s Insect Rearing Chambers in Boston are specifically designed and manufactured rearing chambers that protect and enhance the growth of specimen while also adhering to standards required to ensure the maintainability of the room. To find out more about our Insect Rearing Chambers in Boston, MA, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online now.

Insect Rearing Chambers Boston – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Boston, MA

Standard or general incubators or coolers have several issues that affect the researcher’s ability to rear of insects and other biological organisms. The acids inherent in the rearing of many specimens or their food will rapidly corrode a standard refrigeration evaporator. The corrosion is catalyzed by high humidity levels, as droplets of concentrated acid will collect on the cooling components. Other providers rely on cumbersome evaporator units that are more prone to experiencing leaks that can be costly and also require the replacement of expensive components, other than the evaporator itself, due to compromised oil (modern refrigeration oils are very hygroscopic) in the system. For example, if you have ever worked with Drosophila, you realize that they bring propionic acid to the chamber that can render a new, conventional incubator useless in under 6 months.

This is clearly a major concern. However, it is not the only issue. The vast majority of incubators are designed for a standard audience and are not created with the unique characteristics of insect rearing in mind, and because of this are not ideal for the needs of an insect researcher or worker. Details that are often overlooked include:

  • Ability to shut down all heat or cold producing equipment in an emergency.
  • High-heat decontamination.
  • Minimal Noise.
  • Simple to Program.
  • Reliability and durability.

Many incubators that are available on the market today are still operating on dated technology, but the truth is much biological research is never done anything lower than 15 degrees Celsius. Any ability to go below that temperature can actually be a liability to the insect specimen and subsequent research.

For anyone looking for the best insect rearing chamber in Boston, MA, we have a multi-fold approach:

  • Epoxy coated air handles. This coating is the most resistant against long term corrosion.
  • Running the rooms without refrigerant in the room. We have not used straight refrigerant in mild heat load applications in a decade, and for good reason. Our Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, is an excellent solution for insect rearing rooms in Boston, MA. This method of cooling boasts low pressure, easy maintenance, and reliability. You can read more on our technologies page.
  • We use a form of humidification that relies on UV sterlized ultrasonics. It is precise. This system generates minimal heat and thus requires a smaller compressor and consumes less energy. With extremely good temperature uniformity, our insect rearing chambers do not sacrifice quality.
  • Proprietary Antimicrobial Coated door handles to discourage bacteria from growing and spreading.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes the capacity within the room, improves the insulation performance of the room, and allows the room to easily satisfy A.D.A. requirements.
  • Optional panel surface finish available in black embossed galvanized steel to imitate nighttime inside the chamber.

Standard controllers are non-proprietary and are extremely well-controlled. The setpoints and alarms on our insect rearing chambers in Boston, MA are easy to set.  Diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures is standard.

Insect Rearing Chambers Boston, MA – Our Models

As the research needs, different types and lifestages of insects’ needs, and other factors related to your insect-related work differ so greatly, your needs from your Boston, MA insect rearing chambers will also differ. Darwin Chambers understands that when it comes to essential and groundbreaking scientific study, product engineering, and other endeavors that may involve insect rearing, there is no single solution for Boston, MA insect rearing chambers. You must have a quality insect rearing chamber that caters to your facility and the object of your insect work. We have engineered a range of insect rearing chambers in Boston, MA that can be modified and customized to fulfill your exact needs. Learn additional details about the models we offer for Boston, MA insect rearing chambers below.

Reach-In Insect Chambers – the IN series

We are proud to be the makers of the premiere commercially manufactured large capacity thermoelectric-cooled insect rearing chamber, thousands of which are currently being used by researchers throughout the world. We produce this line with benchtop, one-door, to three-door vertical models. With simple components, installation and maintenance require little effort.

Walk-In Insect Chambers

We can customize our walk-in chambers to the custom dimensions and specifications needed to work in your facility. We have a list of stadard features that are included in all of our insect rearing chambers of all sizes, but also offer additional options to consider when contemplating our insect rearing rooms for use in Boston, MA.

Because of the size and nature of our insect rearing chamber rooms and any other large walk-in chambers, we produce all of our walk-in rooms with some additional features, including:

  • Accessibility: all of our chambers meet ADA criteria to ensure they are accessible to all
  • Safety: all of our walk-in chambers are complete with safety features such as an easy-to-pull and readily visible emergency personnel pull cord alarm
  • Efficiency: because of the size of a typical insect rearing room, consistent and reliable refrigeration can be difficult. However, our indirect cooling system known as a Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, is less expensive and more efficient than comparable systems used by our competitors
  • Durability: we understand that insect rearing walk-in chambers are an enormous investment and have taken measures like an epoxy coating on functional components to encourage longevity of the chamber and protect against corrosion and other destructive events

Low-Temperature Insect Rearing Chambers – INR Series

Low-temperature insect rearing chambers have the ability to remove more heat and reach lower temperatures. Our low temp models are best for cases where there is a live heat load or when surrounding ambient conditions are hard to control or extreme. They are also the best choice for researchers whose work requires rapid open door recovery times.

Below is an expansive list of the Controlled Environmental Chambers we design, build, and install. If you have further inquiries, we can be reached at 314-534-3111 or by filling out the form on this page.

FDA/ICH Stability Rooms

  *View Our Stability Room Pricing Special Our stability chambers offer superior environment control for a variety of applications, and are proven to exceed ICH/FDA stability requirements.

Environmental Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company designs, manufactures, installs, and services custom chambers of all types and sizes, for a wide array of applications in Boston.

Insect Rearing Rooms

We have over a decade of highly specialized experience in insect rearing working with researchers to address their needs for studies involving drosophila melanogaster, lepidoptera, coleoptera, mosquitos and other diptera in Boston.

Cold Rooms

Our walk-in cold rooms offer reliable, efficient environmental controls for a variety of applications in Boston; including: GMP Storage and Cold Storage for Seed and Agricultural Products, Nutritional Supplements, and more.

Freezers

Darwin Chambers Company Freezer Rooms are designed for maximum reliability, efficiency, and stability in Boston.

Incubator/Warm Rooms

Our walk-in incubators offer reliable, efficient environmental controls for a variety of applications in Boston.

Plant Growth Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company provides Plant Growth Rooms in Boston that are engineered for maximum value, sustainability, and conformance with USDA-APHIS standards, as applicable.

Material/Test Cure

Our walk-in Materials Test and Cure Rooms in Boston offer reliable, efficient environmental controls for a variety of applications.

Archival Storage Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company’s NFPA, GSA, and NARA Directive 1571-compliant Archival Storage Chambers are engineered to provide maximum value, efficiency and conformance with all applicable standards and codes in Boston.

Altitude Test Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company has teamed up with Colorado Altitude Training (CAT), located in Boulder Colorado, to offer a unique chamber for altitude simulation in Boston.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Boston are designed for maximum value, sustainability, and conformance with applicable standards.

Drying Rooms

The rapidly expanding industry of medicinal plant cultivation has led to inquiries regarding controlled environment chambers for processes in this field.

We also offer additional products and services, including:

Insect Rearing Chambers Boston, MA – Order Now

For any organization or institution that works with insects, whether studying the effects of a product or rearing insects for a specific use, you require precise and reliable instruments, including a stable and controllable environment for the insects. You need and deserve the best Boston, MA insect rearing chambers available. You need not take your search any further than Darwin Chambers. We deliver the right state-of-the-art, precision technology and stability you need and expect from your insect rearing chambers in Boston, MA. Speak to one of our associates about your needs today. We provide testing, warrantees, and documentation to ensure our products are in top condition and perform as expected for our clients. Our thorough services and considerations give each one of our customers provide a peace of mind that is only attainable when the best products and engineers are used. Determine which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is right for you in Boston, MA and begin customizing your today. Give us a call at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.