Darwin Chambers

San Francisco, CA

Insect Rearing Chambers San Francisco, CA

Darwin Chambers designs, manufactures and installs Insect Rearing Chambers in San Francisco, CA.

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Insect Rearing Chambers San Francisco, 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 Francisco, 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 have to adhere to and maintain a standard level of conditions to ensure the growth of specimen and the longevity of the room. 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 Francisco 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 find out more about our Insect Rearing Chambers in San Francisco, CA, contact our team at 314-534-3111 or online today.

Insect Rearing Chambers San Francisco – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers San Francisco, 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 inherent in the rearing of many specimens or their food can quickly corrode a standard refrigeration evaporator. The corrosion is catalyzed by high humidity levels, as droplets of concentrated acid 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. Anyone familiar with Drosophila storage, for example, will realize 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. There are a variety of other similar issues when it comes to working with insects and using a traditional incubator. 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 unsuited to insect rearing applications. Significant factors are often ignored, including:

  • Ability to shut down heating and cooling mechanisms in an emergency.
  • High-heat decontamination.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Simple to Program.
  • Durability and resistance to corrosion and other atmospheric challenges.

Many of today’s incubator manufacturers are still operating on dated technology, but biological testing almost never tests at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius. In most cases, dropping below that temperature can actually be a liability to the insect specimen and related research.

Darwin Chambers’ answer for researchers looking for the best insect rearing chamber is a multi-part solution:

  • Epoxy coated air handles. This coating is the most resistant against long term 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, works out very well in insect rearing rooms in San Francisco, CA. This method of cooling boasts low pressure, easy maintenance, and reliability. You can read more on our technologies page.
  • We use a form of humidification that relies on UV sterlized ultrasonics. It is precise. This system generates minimal heat and thus requires a smaller compressor and consumes less energy. On top of all this, our insect rearing chambers are still able to provide very precise, excellent temperature uniformity.
  • Proprietary Antimicrobial Coating on door handles that act to combat the spread of bacteria and pathogens.
  • 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 mimic nighttime inside the chamber.

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

Insect Rearing Chambers San Francisco, CA – Our Models

Because each researchers’ needs, the needs of different types of insects, and other factors related to your work with insects are so diverse, your needs from your San Francisco, CA insect rearing chambers will also be different. Darwin Chambers knows that for any important effort in groundbreaking scientific research, product development, and other insect rearing related programs, there is no single solution for San Francisco, CA insect rearing chambers. You must have a reliable insect rearing chamber that caters to your facility and the purpose of your insect work. We have manufactured a series of insect rearing chambers in San Francisco, CA that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Discover additional details about the models we offer for San Francisco, CA 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. 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 exact dimensions and specifications necessary for use within 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 features to think about when contemplating our insect rearing rooms for use in San Francisco, CA.

Because of the size and nature of our insect rearing chamber rooms and any other large walk-in chambers, we design 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 fitted with safety features including 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 we use a cooling technology called Precision Fluid Temperature Control Unit, or PFTCU, which is less expensive and more efficient than comparable competitor systems
  • Durability: insect rearing walk-in chambers are a hefty investment. We have applied solutions like an 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. These models are appropriate for use in 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 San Francisco.

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 Francisco.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Francisco.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in San Francisco 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 Francisco, CA – Order Now

When you work 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. You need and deserve the highest quality San Francisco, CA insect rearing chambers available, and your mission to find them goes no further than Darwin Chambers. We manufacture the right environment with the highest-performing technology that offers the reliability your work requires from your insect rearing chambers in San Francisco, CA. Speak to one of our associates about your needs today. 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 is only attainable with superior products and solutions. Discover which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is right for you in San Francisco, CA and start customizing your today. Call us at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.