Darwin Chambers

Pittsburgh, PA

Insect Rearing Chambers Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Insect Rearing Chambers Pittsburgh – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Pittsburgh, PA

Walk-in Incubators or Coolers have several issues that affect the researcher’s ability to rear of insects and other biological organisms. The acids that are commonly produced by the rearing of insects or the food they eat can 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 know that they bring propionic acid to the chamber that can destroy a conventional incubator in only 6 months.

The scenario stated above is a clear concern. There are a variety of other similar issues when it comes to working with insects and using a traditional incubator. Most incubators are designed 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. Significant factors that are often overlooked include:

  • Ability to shut down all heat or cold producing equipment in the event of a malfunction.
  • 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 dated 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 detrimental to the organisms and related research.

For anyone looking for the best insect rearing chamber in Pittsburgh, PA, we have 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, is an excellent solution for insect rearing rooms in Pittsburgh, PA. This method of cooling boasts low pressure, easy maintenance, and reliability. Find out 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.
  • Exclusive Antimicrobial Coating on door handles to stop bacteria from growing and spreading.
  • 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 mimic nighttime inside the chamber.

Our non-proprietary standard controls are proven and extremely precise. Our insect rearing chambers in Pittsburgh, PA come with setpoints and alarms that are easy to operate.  Diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures is standard.

Insect Rearing Chambers Pittsburgh, PA – Our Models

Because each researchers’ needs, different types and lifestages of insects’ needs, and the specific needs of your insect-related work are so diverse, what you need from your Pittsburgh, PA insect rearing chambers will also differ. Darwin Chambers understands that for any important effort in groundbreaking scientific study, product development, and other insect rearing related programs, Pittsburgh, PA insect rearing chambers are not a one-size-fits-all solution. You must have a quality insect rearing chamber that meets the requirements of your facility and the object of your insect work. We have manufactured a range of insect rearing chambers in Pittsburgh, PA that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Learn more about the products we carry for Pittsburgh, PA insect rearing chambers below.

Reach-In Insect Chambers – the IN series

We are proud to be the makers of the premiere commercially produced large capacity thermoelectric-cooled insect rearing chamber. There are currently thousands in use by researchers around the globe. The models range in size from benchtop to three-door full length. Omitting the reliance on complex refrigeration systems, installation and maintenance are incredibly easy.

Walk-In Insect Chambers

We can customize our walk-in chambers to the unique dimensions and specifications needed to work in 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 think about when choosing one of our insect rearing rooms for use in Pittsburgh, PA.

Due to the capacity 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 complete with safety considerations such as an easy-to-pull and readily visible emergency personnel pull cord alarm
  • Efficiency: energy use to refrigerate our insect rearing rooms can be a challenge due to the size of the space, but our indirect cooling system known as a Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, is less expensive and more efficient than comparable competitor systems
  • Durability: we understand that insect rearing walk-in chambers are an enormous investment and have taken measures such as epoxy coating to ensure that the parts are protected against corrosion and last as long as possible

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 cases where ambient conditions are extreme or difficult to control or when there is a life heat load. 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 Pittsburgh.

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 Pittsburgh.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Pittsburgh.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 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. Your work requires the best Pittsburgh, PA insect rearing chambers available, and your mission to find them goes no further than Darwin Chambers. We manufacture the best environment with the highest-performing technology that offers the reliability your work requires from your insect rearing chambers in Pittsburgh, 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 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. Discover which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is best for your needs in Pittsburgh, PA and begin customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.