Richmond, VA

Insect Rearing Chamber Richmond, VA

Darwin Chambers designes, manufactures and installs Insect Rearing Chambers in Richmond, VA.

Insect Rearing Chambers require specific conditions to ensure the growth of the specimen and the longevity of the room. Standard Walk-In Rooms are not ideal for the procurement of insects as the rooms are not properly designed for the difficulties that can arise from insect by-products as well as the acids that can be required to rear insects. Darwin Chamber’s Insect Rearing Chambers in Richmond are specifically designed and manufactured rearing chambers that protect and enhance the growth of specimen while also ensuring the longevity of the room. To inquire more about our Insect Rearing Chambers in Richmond, VA, contact our team at 314-534-3111. The PDF provided below details further information regarding these rooms.

Insect Rearing Chamber Richmond – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Richmond

Standard walk-in incubators or coolers used in the rearing of drosophila and other biological organisms often end up being problematic for a number of reasons. Acidic elements that are required to rear insects can cause damage to refrigeration evaporators. In High Humidity environments, concentrated acid droplets are more likely to build on the cooling components and cause serious corrosion. Other companies use an evaporator that can have thousands of square inches of vulnerable evaporator surface, where one very small refrigerant leak will require expensive repair—that may include many other components of the refrigeration system, 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 the propionic acid present in the chamber can render a new, conventional incubator useless in as little as 6 months.

The scenario stated above is a clear cause for concern, however, it is not the only issue. Because most types of incubators are produced for a very wide audience, many of the details are not ideally suited for the needs of the insect researcher. Details that are often overlooked include:

  • Ability to shut down all heat or cold producing equipment in the event of a malfunction.
  • Ability to decontaminate the chamber with high heat.
  • Substantially reduced noise levels.
  • Siplicity of Programming.
  • Overall reliability in a corrosive atmosphere, and many others.

The majority of refrigeration incubators in use are still operating off of dated technology, but the truth is, and most biological research isn’t taken up under 15 degrees Celsius, therefore, any ability to go below that temperature can actually be a liability to the organisms and research.

Darwin Chambers answer for researchers looking for the ideal chamber is a multi-fold approach:
  • Epoxy coated air handlers. This coating seems to be the most resistant against long term 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 PFTCU works out very well in insect rearing rooms. Low pressures, ease of repair, and reliability are just some of the reasons. You can read more on our technologies page.
  • We utilize U.V. sterilized ultrasonic humidification. It’s precise. Very little heat is generated = smaller compressor = lower energy usage. A good benefit is extremely good temperature uniformity as well.
  • Exclusive Antimicrobial Coating on door handle to reduce the spread of bacteria and pathogens.
  • Low profile 2? floor – maximizes available space, provides insulation performance, allows minimal ramp requirements to meet A.D.A. requirements.
  • Optional panel surface finish available in BLACK embossed galvanized steel to mimic nighttime inside the chamber
Standard controllers are non-proprietary and are exceptionally accurate and reliable. Setpoints and alarms are easy to set with a small amount of instruction. Diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures is standard.

Insect Rearing Chambers Richmond, VA

Further down the page is a comprehensive list of the types of rooms and reach in chambers we build. 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 Richmond.

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 Richmond.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Richmond.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Richmond are designed for maximum value, sustainability, and conformance with applicable standards.

Drying Rooms

The rapidly expanding industry of cannabis cultivation has led to inquiries regarding controlled environment chambers for processes in this field.

Our products, services, and work are guaranteed by warranties and documentation. Our services, products, and solutions allow modern industries to enjoy a peace of mind that can only be realized with superior products and solutions. Below is a brochure detailing a few of our capabilities and services.

  • Quick and Easy Setup

    Entire cooling systems can be installed and replaced, quickly, with simple tools - no refrigeration tools or certified technicians necessary.

  • Elegant Designs

    We have the capability to offer the best operational fit for your specific requirements—while typically providing systems that are the most efficient, sustainable, and competitively priced, as well.

  • Customized Solutions

    Flexibility and an expert engineering and design team, to provide innovative and highly customized solutions, in addition to our standard product.

  • 24/7 Technical Support

    Free 24/7 technical support via phone or e-mail, throughout the lifetime of your Darwin Chambers product.

  • Temperature & Humidity Control

    Exceptional temperature and humidity control due to proportional microprocessor control.

  • Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit

    A proprietary indirect cooling system for walk in's. It utilizes a combination of refrigeration technologies, propylene glycol/water heat exchange technologies, and the latest temperature control methods in order to out perform conventional refrigeration systems.