Darwin Chambers

Philadelphia, PA

Insect Rearing Chambers Philadelphia, PA

Darwin Chambers offers state-of-the-art Insect Rearing Chambers in Philadelphia, PA.

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Insect Rearing Chambers Philadelphia, PA. When studying or working with drosophila (fruit flies), mosquitos, and other insects, you need access to precise and reliable insect rearing chambers in Philadelphia, PA 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 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 Philadelphia are specifically designed and manufactured rearing chambers that 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 Philadelphia, PA, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online today.

Insect Rearing Chambers Philadelphia – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Philadelphia, PA

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 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. 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 as little as 6 months.

The scenario stated above is a clear cause for 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 a standard audience and disregard the specific needs and challenges of an insect rearing environment, and because of this are unsuited to the needs of an insect researcher or worker. Critical details are often ignored, including:

  • Ability to shut down all heat or cold producing equipment in the event of an emergency.
  • Decontamination Ability with High Heat.
  • Quiet operation.
  • 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 the truth is much biological research is never done at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius. Any ability to go below that temperature can actually be a liability 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.
  • 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 Philadelphia, PA. This method of cooling boasts low pressure, easy maintenance, and reliability. Find out more on our technologies page.
  • We use a form of humidification that relies on UV sterlized ultrasonics. It is precise. Very little heat is generated = smaller compressor = lower energy usage. On top of all this, our insect rearing chambers are still able to provide very precise, excellent temperature uniformity.
  • Exclusive Antimicrobial Coated door handles that act to combat the spread of bacteria and pathogens.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes the capacity within the room, improves the insulation performance of the room, and allows the room to easily meet A.D.A. requirements.
  • Optional panel surface finish available in black embossed galvanized steel to imitate nighttime within the chamber.

Our non-proprietary standard controls are proven and exceptionally accurate and reliable. Our insect rearing chambers in Philadelphia, PA come with setpoints and alarms that are easy to operate.  Chambers also come programmed with standard diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures.

Insect Rearing Chambers Philadelphia, PA – Our Models

Because each researchers’ needs, the needs of different types of insects, and the specific needs of your work with insects are so diverse, what you need from your Philadelphia, PA insect rearing chambers will also be different. Darwin Chambers knows that when it comes to essential and leading scientific research, product engineering, and other endeavors that may involve insect rearing, there is no single solution for Philadelphia, PA 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 engineered a number of insect rearing chambers in Philadelphia, PA that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Discover more about the products we carry for Philadelphia, PA 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 worldwide. The models range in size from benchtop to three-door full length. With simple components, installation and maintenance require little effort.

Walk-In Insect Chambers

We construct our walk-in chambers to the unique 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 characteristics to consider when discussing our insect rearing rooms for use in Philadelphia, PA.

Because of the size and nature of our insect rearing chamber rooms and any other large walk-in chambers, we design 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: every walk-in chamber is complete with safety considerations 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 much more affordable and energy 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. 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. 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 Philadelphia.

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 Philadelphia.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Philadelphia.

Vivarium Rooms

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

When you work 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 Philadelphia, PA insect rearing chambers available, and your mission to find them goes no further than Darwin Chambers. We carry the best environment with the highest-performing technology that offers the stability your work requires from your insect rearing chambers in Philadelphia, PA. Order yours today by speaking with an associate. 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. Discover which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is right for you in Philadelphia, PA and start customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.