Darwin Chambers

Vancouver, BC

Insect Rearing Chambers Vancouver, BC

Darwin Chambers designs, manufactures and installs Insect Rearing Chambers in Vancouver, BC.

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

Insect Rearing Chambers Vancouver – Specifications

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Insect Rearing Chambers Vancouver, BC

Standard or general 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 quickly corrode a standard refrigeration evaporator. High humidity exacerbates the issue, as droplets of concentrated acid will collect 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 destroy a conventional incubator in only 6 months.

That is one obvious concern. However, it is not the only issue. Most incubators are produced for general use and disregard the specific needs and challenges of an insect rearing environment, and because of this are not ideal for insect rearing applications. Critical details that are often overlooked include:

  • Ability to easily shut off heating and cooling mechanisms in a malfunction.
  • High-heat decontamination.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Easy programming and use.
  • Durability and resistance to corrosion and other atmospheric challenges.

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 cause damage to the organisms and subsequent research.

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

  • Epoxy coated air handles. This coating is the most resistant against long term corrosion.
  • Removing the refrigerant from the room’s interior. 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, works out very well in insect rearing rooms in Vancouver, BC. Low pressures, ease of repair, and reliability are just some of the reasons we love it. Ge more details 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. Enjoy all this while still enjoying extreme temperature uniformity from our insect rearing chambers as well.
  • Exclusive Antimicrobial Coated door handles to discourage bacteria from growing and spreading.
  • The low profile, 2″ floor maximizes the capacity within the room, improves the insulation performance of the room, and allows minimal ramp requirements to satisfy A.D.A. requirements.
  • A black embossed finish on the galvanized steel panels within the room is meant to mimic nighttime within the chamber.

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

Insect Rearing Chambers Vancouver, BC – 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 Vancouver, BC 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, Vancouver, BC insect rearing chambers are not a one-size-fits-all solution. You need a premium insect rearing chamber that meets the requirements of your facility and the object of your insect work. We have produced a variety of insect rearing chambers in Vancouver, BC that can be modified and customized to meet your exact needs. Learn more about the products we offer for Vancouver, BC 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. There are currently thousands in use by researchers around the globe. The models range in size from benchtop to three-door full length. With simple components, installation and maintenance are incredibly easy.

Walk-In Insect Chambers

We can customize our walk-in chambers to the unique 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 consider when choosing one of our insect rearing rooms for use in Vancouver, BC.

Because of 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 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 such as a glow-in-the-dark emergency personnel alarm with an easy-to-use pull cord
  • 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 less expensive and more efficient than comparable systems used by our competitors
  • Durability: insect rearing walk-in chambers are a hefty investment. We have applied solutions such as 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 have the ability to remove more heat and reach lower temperatures. These models are appropriate for use in 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 Vancouver.

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 Vancouver.

Cold Rooms

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

Incubator/Warm Rooms

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

Plant Growth Rooms

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

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 Vancouver.

Vivarium Rooms

Darwin Chambers Company ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH-compliant Vivarium Rooms in Vancouver 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 Vancouver, BC – 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 Vancouver, BC 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 Vancouver, BC. Speak to one of our associates about your needs today. We provide testing, warrantees, and documentation to ensure our products are in top condition and perform as expected for our clients. Our services, products, and solutions allow modern industries to enjoy a peace of mind that is only attainable when the best products and engineers are used. Determine which Darwin Chambers insect rearing chamber is best for your needs in Vancouver, BC and start customizing your today. Give us a call at 314-534-3111 or contact us online.