Darwin Chambers

San Antonio, TX

Insect Rearing Chambers San Antonio, TX

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

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Insect Rearing Chambers San Antonio, TX. When studying or working with drosophila (fruit flies), mosquitos, and other insects, you need access to precise and reliable insect rearing chambers in San Antonio, 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 the growth of specimen and the longevity of the room. 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio, TX, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online right away.

Insect Rearing Chambers San Antonio – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers San Antonio, TX

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 quickly break down a standard refrigeration evaporator. High humidity exacerbates the issue, as droplets of concentrated acid will accumulate on the cooling components. Other chamber manufacturers 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. 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 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. The vast majority of incubators are designed for a standard audience and disregard the specific needs and challenges of an insect rearing environment, and because of this are not ideal for insect rearing applications. Significant factors are often ignored, including:

  • Ability to easily shut off heating and cooling mechanisms in an emergency.
  • High-heat decontamination.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Simple to Program.
  • Reliability and durability.

Many of today’s incubator manufacturers are still operating on dated technology, but the truth is much biological research is never done anything lower than 15 degrees Celsius. In most cases, dropping below that temperature can actually be detrimental to the insect specimen and subsequent research.

For anyone looking for the best insect rearing chamber in San Antonio, TX, we have a multi-part approach:

  • Epoxy coated air handles. This coating is 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 Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, is an excellent solution for insect rearing rooms in San Antonio, 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. It generates very little heat, which requires a smaller compressor, which leads to lower energy usage. Enjoy all this while still enjoying extreme temperature uniformity from our insect rearing chambers as well.
  • Proprietary Antimicrobial Coated 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 the room to easily 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.

Standard controllers are non-proprietary and are extremely precise. The setpoints and alarms on our insect rearing chambers in San Antonio, TX are easy to set.  Chambers also come programmed with standard diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures.

Insect Rearing Chambers San Antonio, TX – 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 San Antonio, TX insect rearing chambers will also be different. Darwin Chambers knows that when it comes to essential and groundbreaking scientific research, product testing, and other endeavors that may involve insect rearing, San Antonio, TX insect rearing chambers are not a one-size-fits-all solution. You must have a reliable insect rearing chamber that caters to your facility and the object of your insect work. We have engineered a variety of insect rearing chambers in San Antonio, TX that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Discover more about the products we carry for San Antonio, TX insect rearing chambers below.

Reach-In Insect Chambers – the IN series

We boast the very first commercially manufactured large capacity thermoelectric-cooled insect rearing chamber, thousands of which are currently being used 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 can customize our walk-in chambers to the exact 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 consider when discussing our insect rearing rooms for use in San Antonio, 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 additional features, including:

  • Accessibility: all of our chambers meet ADA criteria to ensure they are accessible to all
  • Safety: all of our walk-in chambers are fitted 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, 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: insect rearing walk-in chambers are a hefty investment. We have applied solutions like an 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 environments where ambient conditions are extreme or difficult to control or when there is a life heat load. 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 San Antonio.

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 San Antonio.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company provides Plant Growth Rooms in San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio.

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 San Antonio.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in San Antonio 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 San Antonio, TX – 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 know how important it is to have a stable and controllable environment for the insects. Your work requires the highest quality San Antonio, TX insect rearing chambers available, and your mission to find them goes no further than Darwin Chambers. We produce the best environment with the highest-performing technology that offers the stability you need and expect from your insect rearing chambers in San Antonio, TX. 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 can only be realized with superior products and solutions. Discover which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is right for you in San Antonio, TX and begin customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.