Darwin Chambers

Portland, OR

Insect Rearing Chambers Portland, OR

Darwin Chambers offers state-of-the-art Insect Rearing Chambers in Portland, OR.

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Insect Rearing Chambers Portland, OR. When studying or working with drosophila (fruit flies), mosquitos, and other insects, you need access to precise and reliable insect rearing chambers in Portland, OR 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 Portland 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 inquire about our Insect Rearing Chambers in Portland, OR, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online right away.

Insect Rearing Chambers Portland – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Portland, OR

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 will quickly break down a standard refrigeration evaporator. High humidity exacerbates the issue when the acid forms concentrated condensation that will collect on the cooling components. Other providers use 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. For example, if you have ever worked with Drosophila, you understand that the propionic acid present in the chamber can render a new, conventional incubator useless in as little as 6 months.

This is clearly a major concern. However, it is not the only issue. Most incubators are produced for general use 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 easily shut off all heat or cold producing equipment in the event of a malfunction.
  • Decontamination Ability with High Heat.
  • Minimal Noise.
  • Simple to Program.
  • Overall reliability in a corrosive atmosphere, and many others.

Many incubators that are available on the market today are still operating on outdated technology, but biological testing almost never tests at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius.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

For anyone looking for the best insect rearing chamber in Portland, OR, we have a multi-fold solution:

  • 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 Portland, OR. Low pressures, ease of repair, and reliability are just some of the reasons we love it. Ge more details on our technologies page.
  • We utilize U.V. sterilized ultrasonic humidification. It is exact. Very little heat is generated = smaller compressor = lower energy usage. With extremely good temperature uniformity, our insect rearing chambers do not sacrifice quality.
  • Exclusive Antimicrobial Coating on door handles to discourage bacteria from growing and spreading.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes available space, 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 accurate and reliable. Our insect rearing chambers in Portland, OR come with setpoints and alarms that are easy to operate.  Diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures is standard.

Insect Rearing Chambers Portland, OR – Our Models

As the research needs, different types and lifestages of insects’ needs, and other factors related to your work with insects are so diverse, your needs from your Portland, OR insect rearing chambers will also be different. Darwin Chambers understands that for any important effort in leading scientific research, product engineering, and other endeavors that may involve insect rearing, there is no single solution for Portland, OR 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 designed a series of insect rearing chambers in Portland, OR that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Learn more about the models we carry for Portland, OR 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, thousands of which are currently being used by researchers worldwide. We produce this line with benchtop, one-door, to three-door vertical models. 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 your facility requires. 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 think about when discussing our insect rearing rooms for use in Portland, OR.

Because of the size 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: 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 including 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, we use a cooling technology called Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, which is much more affordable and energy efficient than comparable competitor systems
  • Durability: insect rearing walk-in chambers are a hefty investment. We 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 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. 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 Portland.

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 Portland.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Portland.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Portland 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 Portland, OR – 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. Your work requires the best Portland, OR insect rearing chambers available, and your mission to find them goes no further than Darwin Chambers. We have the best environment with the highest-performing technology that offers the stability you need and expect from your insect rearing chambers in Portland, OR. Order yours today by speaking with an associate. Our products, services, and work are guaranteed by warranties and documentation. 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. Find out which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is best for your needs in Portland, OR and begin customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.