Darwin Chambers

San Diego, CA

Insect Rearing Chambers San Diego, CA

Darwin Chambers offers state-of-the-art Insect Rearing Chambers in San Diego, CA.

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

Insect Rearing Chambers San Diego – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers San Diego, CA

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 will rapidly break down a standard refrigeration evaporator. The corrosion is catalyzed by high humidity levels when the acid forms concentrated condensation that will collect on the cooling components. Other providers rely on 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 realize that they bring propionic acid to the chamber that can destroy a conventional incubator in only 6 months.

That is one obvious concern. There are a number of other issues with standard incubators for insect use as well. The vast majority of incubators are designed for general use and disregard the specific needs and challenges of an insect rearing environment, and because of this are not ideal for the needs of an insect researcher or worker. Critical details are often ignored, including:

  • Ability to shut down heating and cooling mechanisms in the event of an emergency.
  • Decontamination Ability with High Heat.
  • Minimal Noise.
  • Simple to Program.
  • Durability and resistance to corrosion and other atmospheric challenges.

Many of today’s incubator manufacturers still rely on outdated technology, but the truth is much biological research is never done at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius. In most cases, dropping below that temperature can actually be a liability to the organisms and subsequent research.

For anyone looking for the best insect rearing chamber in San Diego, CA, we have a multi-fold approach:

  • 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 San Diego, CA. This method of cooling boasts low pressure, easy maintenance, and reliability. You can read more on our technologies page.
  • We utilize U.V. sterilized ultrasonic humidification. It is precise. Very little heat is generated = smaller compressor = lower energy usage. With extremely good temperature uniformity, our insect rearing chambers do not sacrifice quality.
  • Proprietary Antimicrobial Coated door handles to reduce bacteria from growing and spreading.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes available space, improves the insulation performance of the room, and allows minimal ramp requirements to meet A.D.A. requirements.
  • Optional panel surface finish available in black embossed galvanized steel to emulate nighttime inside the chamber.

Standard controllers are non-proprietary and are exceptionally precise. The setpoints and alarms on our insect rearing chambers in San Diego, CA are easy to set.  Diurnal ramping/soaking/cycling of temperatures is standard.

Insect Rearing Chambers San Diego, CA – Our Models

Because each researchers’ needs, different types and lifestages of insects’ needs, and the specific needs of your work with insects differ so greatly, your needs from your San Diego, CA insect rearing chambers will also differ. Darwin Chambers understands that for any important effort in leading scientific study, product testing, and other insect rearing related programs, San Diego, CA insect rearing chambers are not a one-size-fits-all solution. You need a advanced insect rearing chamber that caters to your facility and the purpose of your insect work. We have produced a range of insect rearing chambers in San Diego, CA that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Learn additional details about the products we offer for San Diego, CA insect rearing chambers below.

Reach-In Insect Chambers – the IN series

We are proud to be the makers of the very first commercially produced large capacity thermoelectric-cooled insect rearing chamber, thousands of which are currently being used by researchers around the globe. We produce this line with benchtop, one-door, to three-door vertical models. With simple components, installation and maintenance are incredibly easy.

Walk-In Insect Chambers

We can customize our walk-in chambers to the custom dimensions and specifications your facility requires. 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 choosing one of our insect rearing rooms for use in San Diego, CA.

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 considerations including a glow-in-the-dark emergency personnel alarm with an easy-to-use pull cord
  • 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: 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 reach lower temperatures than our other models and have advanced heat removal abilities. Our low temp models are best for cases where there is a live heat load or when surrounding ambient conditions are hard to control or extreme. 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 Diego.

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 Diego.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Diego.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in San Diego 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 Diego, CA – 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 San Diego, CA insect rearing chambers available. You need not take your search any further than Darwin Chambers. We have the right environment with the highest-performing technology that offers the stability your work requires from your insect rearing chambers in San Diego, CA. 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 can only be realized with superior products and solutions. Determine which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is right for you in San Diego, CA and begin customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.