Darwin Chambers

Houston, TX

Insect Rearing Chambers Houston, TX

Darwin Chambers designs, manufactures and installs Insect Rearing Chambers in Houston, TX.

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Insect Rearing Chambers Houston, TX. When studying or working with drosophila (fruit flies), mosquitos, and other insects, you need access to precise and reliable insect rearing chambers in Houston, TX 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. Standard Walk-in Chambers and Environmental Chambers often do not meet these requirements due to the problematic conditions that can arise from the rearing of certain specimen. Darwin Chamber’s Insect Rearing Chambers in Houston are specifically designed and manufactured to protect and enhance the growth of specimen while also ensuring that the insect rearing chamber isn’t compromised by the specimen. To find out more about our Insect Rearing Chambers in Houston, TX, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online right away.

Insect Rearing Chambers Houston – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Houston, TX

Walk-in Incubators or Coolers that aren’t specifically designed for the rearing of insects or other biological organisms will experience several issues. The acids inherent in the rearing of many specimens or their food will rapidly eat away at a standard refrigeration evaporator. High humidity exacerbates the issue, as droplets of concentrated acid will accumulate on the cooling components. Our competitors 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 recognize that the propionic acid present in the chamber can destroy a conventional incubator in as little as 6 months.

That is one obvious concern. There are a variety of other similar issues when it comes to working with insects and using a traditional incubator. The vast majority of incubators are produced for general use and disregard the specific needs and challenges of an insect rearing environment, and because of this are unsuited to insect rearing applications. Details are often ignored, including:

  • Ability to easily shut off all heat or cold producing equipment in the event of a malfunction.
  • Decontamination Ability with High Heat.
  • Minimal Noise.
  • Easy programming and use.
  • Durability and resistance to corrosion and other atmospheric challenges.

Many incubators that are available on the market today still rely on outdated technology, but biological testing almost never tests at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius. In most cases, dropping below that temperature can actually cause damage to the organisms and related research.

For anyone looking for the best insect rearing chamber in Houston, TX, we have a multi-part solution:

  • Epoxy coated air handlesa material which acheives long-term resistance against corrosion.
  • Removing the refrigerant from the room’s interior. 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, works out very well in insect rearing rooms in Houston, TX. This method of cooling boasts low pressure, easy maintenance, and reliability. You can read more on our technologies page.
  • We firmly believe in our UV sterilized ultrasonic humidification approach. It is precise. Very little heat is generated = smaller compressor = lower energy usage. Enjoy all this while still enjoying extreme temperature uniformity from our insect rearing chambers as well.
  • Proprietary Antimicrobial Coating on door handles to stop the spread of bacteria and pathogens.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes available space, improves the insulation performance of the room, and allows minimal ramp requirements to satisfy A.D.A. requirements.
  • A black embossed finish on the galvanized steel panels within the room is meant to mirror nighttime within the chamber.

Our non-proprietary standard controls are proven and extremely accurate and reliable. The setpoints and alarms on our insect rearing chambers in Houston, TX are easy to set.  Chambers also come programmed with standard diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures.

Insect Rearing Chambers Houston, TX – Our Models

As the research needs, the needs of different types of insects, and the specific needs of your insect-related work are so diverse, your needs from your Houston, TX insect rearing chambers will also differ. Darwin Chambers knows that for any important effort in leading scientific study, product engineering, and other insect rearing related programs, there is no single solution for Houston, TX insect rearing chambers. You need a advanced insect rearing chamber that meets the requirements of your facility and the purpose of your insect work. We have designed a range of insect rearing chambers in Houston, TX that can be extensively customized to meet your exact needs. Learn additional details about the models we carry for Houston, TX 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. There are currently thousands in use by researchers around the globe. 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 necessary for use within your facility. In addition to the standard features that are a part of all of our insect rearing chambers of any size, there are other options to consider when contemplating our insect rearing rooms for use in Houston, TX.

Due to the capacity and nature of large walk-in chambers such as our insect rearing chamber rooms, we produce 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: all of our walk-in chambers are fitted with safety considerations 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 much more affordable and energy efficient than comparable competitor systems
  • Durability: we understand that insect rearing walk-in chambers are an enormous investment and have applied solutions 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 have the ability to remove more heat and reach lower temperatures. Our low temp models are best for environments where there is a live heat load or when surrounding ambient conditions are hard to control or extreme. Research that necessitates rapid open door recovery times is best done using a low temp chamber.

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 Houston.

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 Houston.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Houston.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Houston 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 Houston, TX – Order Now

When you work with insects, whether studying the effects of a product or rearing insects for a specific use, you know how important it is to have a stable and controllable environment for the insects. You need and deserve the highest quality Houston, TX insect rearing chambers available. You need not take your search any further than Darwin Chambers. We have the right state-of-the-art, precision technology and stability your work requires from your insect rearing chambers in Houston, TX. 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 right for you in Houston, TX and start customizing your today. Give us a call at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.