Insect Rearing Chamber – IN055

The IN series chambers are designed with insect rearing as the primary application, but can be used for other research studies as well. Our IN series chambers are widely used among Drosophila and Mosquito researchers and offer state of the art technology for pursuing various research studies. The IN055 is a 2-door insect chamber.

SKU# IN055

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IN Series

The IN series was introduced in 2003 as the first commercially manufactured large capacity Peltier-cooled insect rearing chamber. Thousands of IN series insect rearing chambers are presently in use by research companies around the world. The advantages of these chambers for insect rearing include:

Reliable Cooling Redundancy

Each IN series chamber includes multiple, independent thermoelectric cooling units. The 7 year warranty on cooling components and the ability of our chambers to maintain temperature even if the chamber suffers multiple failures is unmatched by any other refrigeration-based chamber.


Due to the omission of all refrigeration equipment on these models, refrigeration technicians are not required during chamber servicing. Refrigerated insect rearing chambers are not only costly to service, but can require days to service properly. Nearly every component of thermoelectric-based chambers can be serviced within minutes with basic tools. For instance, the ultrasonic humidifier is capable of being removed and reinstalled in less than a minute and operates on non-hazardous 24 volts.

Superior Control and Uniformity

The optional ultrasonic humidification system provides excellent humidity control and avoids hot spots seen during chamber mapping of steam boiler equipped chambers. Thermoelectric cooling and automatic switching system from cooling to heating control provide consistent results throughout the available temperature range. Standard control at the sensor in these chambers is ±0.2°C and ±0.3%RH.

Greatly Reduced Direct and Indirect Energy Loads

The IN Series chambers utilize less energy than comparable insect rearing chambers and introduce less impact upon building cooling systems. This efficiency “dual benefit” allows our chambers to be located in spaces unsuitable for other chambers. Electrical energy savings by the IN Series vs. steam boiler equipped chambers can easily amount to hundreds or even thousands of dollars saved per year.

Wiely Proven, Non-Proprietary Controllers

Standard controllers for the IN Series are manufactured by Fuji Electric and are ideal for insect rearing chambers. Unlike many proprietary controllers, this controller is commercially available and proven in tens of thousands of installations. Standard functions include: autotuning, fuzzy logic, PID control, programmable alarms, calibration capability, offset capability, etc. A touchscreen control interface is optional. Other controller manufacturers are also supported (Watlow, Allen Bradley etc.)

Quiet Operation

The IN chambers utilize quiet and highly efficient DC fans. Locating these chambers in laboratory workspaces is a viable option.

Options Available

  • Chart Recorder
  • CO2
  • Data Loggers
  • Timed Lighting
  • Bench-Top Chamber Capable of Being Stacked
  • Dryers
  • Ultrasonic Humidification

Services and Warranties

We offer 24 hour technical support throughout the lifetime of your chamber. In addition to standard warranties, we also offer extended warranties for cooling components, parts and labor. We also provide qualifications, validations and preventive maintenance services at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote.

Additional information

Cabinet Construction

Stainless model has stainless steel front doors and sides on exterior. Interior is stainless steel side walls, back, floor, ceiling, and door liner. This unit includes LED interior lighting.
Standard model features stainless door, front, and brushed aluminum sides. Interior has aluminum side walls (looks like stainless steel), door liner, and back with stainless steel floor and ceiling.
2" I.D access port with access port cover and insulation plug located on side wall of the chamber.


Positive seal, self-closing doors (gravity cam-lift) with 120 degree stay open feature. Door gasket removal and installation is tool-less. Glass door models feature double pane,"Low-E" glass.


Entire cabinet structure and doors insulated using foamed-in-place CFC-free polyurethane foam.


Wire shelves (3 per door) available in stainless steel or PVC coated. Shelves capable of supporting up to 150 lbs. Gray PVC coated shelves are standard.
Full height shelf support pilasters, with double oblong holes on 1/2" centers. Pilasters made of the same material as cabinet interior. Four (4) chrome plated, stainless steel shelf clips to be included for each shelf.

Cooling System

Top mounted, thermoelectric cooling system. Peltier based technology is solid state, highly efficient, reliable, and provides minimal vibration.
Semi-Redundant cooling capability.
Cooling surfaces act as dehumidifying modules at 25°C/60%RH and 30°C/65%RH.

Electrical Characteristics

Unit completely pre-wired at factory, and ready for final connection to a 115/60/1 phase – 15 amp dedicated (recommended) outlet. Unit runs approx. 6RLA under test conditions.
A cord and plug set is included.
A sole use circuit is recommended.