Darwin Chambers

Chicago, IL

Insect Rearing Chambers Chicago, IL

Darwin Chambers designs, manufactures and installs Insect Rearing Chambers in Chicago, IL.

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Insect Rearing Chambers Chicago, IL. When studying or working with drosophila (fruit flies), mosquitos, and other insects, you need access to precise and reliable insect rearing chambers in Chicago, IL 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 need further enhancements and industry-specific specifications to ensure the growth of specimen and the longevity of the room. 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 Chicago 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 Chicago, IL, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online today.

Insect Rearing Chambers Chicago – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Chicago, IL

Standard or general incubators or coolers that aren’t specifically designed for the rearing of insects or other biological organisms will experience several issues. The acids that are commonly produced by the rearing of insects or the food they eat can quickly corrode a standard refrigeration evaporator. The corrosion is catalyzed by high humidity levels when the acid forms concentrated condensation that will accumulate on the cooling components. Our competitors rely on large 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. Anyone familiar with Drosophila storage, for example, will understand that they bring propionic acid to the chamber that can render a new, conventional incubator useless in under 6 months.

That is one obvious cause for concern. However, it is not the only issue. The vast majority of incubators are produced for a standard audience and don’t require the protections that are needed for insect rearing, and because of this are not ideal for the needs of an insect researcher or worker. Significant factors that are often overlooked include:

  • Ability to shut down all heat or cold producing equipment in a malfunction.
  • High-heat decontamination.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Easy programming and use.
  • 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 at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius. In most cases, dropping below that temperature can actually cause damage to the organisms and related research.

Darwin Chambers’ answer for researchers looking for the best insect rearing chamber is a multi-fold solution:

  • Epoxy coated air handlesa material which acheives long-term resistance against corrosion.
  • Running the rooms without refrigerant in the room. After almost a decade after turning our back on straight refrigerant in mild heat load applications, we are glad we did. Our Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, is an excellent solution for insect rearing rooms in Chicago, IL. Low pressures, ease of repair, and reliability are just some of the reasons we love it. Ge more details on our technologies page.
  • We use a form of humidification that relies on UV sterlized ultrasonics. It is exact. This system generates minimal heat and thus requires a smaller compressor and consumes less energy. Enjoy all this while still enjoying extreme temperature uniformity from our insect rearing chambers as well.
  • Proprietary Antimicrobial Coated door handles to stop the spread of bacteria and pathogens.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes the capacity within the room, provides insulation performance, and allows minimal ramp requirements to meet A.D.A. requirements.
  • A black embossed finish on the galvanized steel panels within the room is meant to imitate nighttime within the chamber.

Standard controllers are non-proprietary and are exceptionally precise. The setpoints and alarms on our insect rearing chambers in Chicago, IL are easy to set.  Chambers also come programmed with standard diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures.

Insect Rearing Chambers Chicago, IL – Our Models

As the research needs, the needs of different types of insects, and the specific needs of your work with insects differ so greatly, your needs from your Chicago, IL insect rearing chambers will also differ. Darwin Chambers knows that when it comes to essential and groundbreaking scientific study, product development, and other endeavors that may involve insect rearing, there is no single solution for Chicago, IL insect rearing chambers. You need a quality insect rearing chamber that caters to your facility and the purpose of your insect work. We have engineered a variety of insect rearing chambers in Chicago, IL that can be modified and customized to fulfill your exact needs. Learn additional details about the products we carry for Chicago, IL insect rearing chambers below.

Reach-In Insect Chambers – the IN series

We boast the very first commercially produced large capacity thermoelectric-cooled insect rearing chamber. There are currently thousands in use by researchers internationally. 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 exact 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 characteristics to consider when discussing our insect rearing rooms for use in Chicago, IL.

Because of the size and nature of our insect rearing chamber rooms and any other large walk-in chambers, we create all of our walk-in rooms with some special considerations in mind, including:

  • Accessibility: we make sure to make every chamber we produce is ADA compliant
  • Safety: every walk-in chamber is fitted with safety features such as a glow-in-the-dark emergency personnel alarm with an easy-to-use pull cord
  • Efficiency: because of the size of a typical insect rearing room, consistent and reliable refrigeration can be difficult. However, we use a cooling technology called Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, which 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 such as 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 reach lower temperatures than our other models and have advanced heat removal abilities. These models are appropriate for use in environments 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 Chicago.

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 Chicago.

Cold Rooms

Our walk-in cold rooms offer reliable, efficient environmental controls for a variety of applications in Chicago; 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 Chicago.

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company provides Plant Growth Rooms in Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago.

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 Chicago.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Chicago 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 Chicago, IL – 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 Chicago, IL insect rearing chambers available, and your mission to find them goes no further than Darwin Chambers. We deliver the best state-of-the-art, precision technology and stability you need and expect from your insect rearing chambers in Chicago, IL. 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 services, products, and solutions allow modern industries to enjoy a peace of mind that can only be realized when the best products and engineers are used. Determine which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is best for your needs in Chicago, IL and start customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.