Insect Rearing Low Temp Chamber – INR Series

The INR series chambers are popular among researchers and are used for a variety of applications. The INR series laboratory incubators include heating and cooling capabilities. These units have lower temperature specifications than our thermoelectrically cooled units, have associated greater heat removal capabilities, and are ideal for locations where the ambient conditions cannot be controlled very well. The INR series incubators use compressor technology and have temperature ranges of 2°C to 50°C. Every insect chamber is built with epoxy coated coils to prevent corrosion from insects, and a secondary safety high temperature cut-off switch to protect insects.



The INR011 is a bench top incubator designed to fit on 24” benchtops or stacked with optional racking.



The INR030 is a single-door incubator.



The INR034 is a single-door incubator providing extra cubic feet designed for maximum capacity while still allowing passage through most commercial …



The INR055 is a two-door incubator.



The INR084 is a three-door incubator.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Insect Rearing Low Temp Chambers

How Are Low Temp Insect Rearing Chambers Different From Standard Insect Rearing Chambers?

Low temperature insect rearing chambers differ from standard chambers primarily in their ability to maintain consistently lower temperatures, which are crucial for species that thrive in cooler environments. Standard chambers, on the other hand, are designed to accommodate a broader temperature range, making them suitable for a wide variety of insects. Low temp chambers also often feature enhanced humidity controls and specific design elements aimed at preventing issues like mold and condensation, which are more common in cooler operating temperatures.

What's the Difference Between an Insect Incubator and Insect Rearing Chamber?

An insect incubator primarily focuses on the incubation stage with precise temperature and humidity controls for egg hatching, whereas a rearing chamber is used for the entire lifecycle of the insects, including growth and development stages.

What Insects Are Low Temp Insect Rearing Chambers Commonly Used For?

These chambers are commonly used for insects that thrive in cooler climates or require lower temperatures during certain lifecycle stages, or insects used in colder geographical research. Examples include:

  • Fruit flies (Drosophila spp.): Often used in genetic research, requiring stable, low temperature environments for certain experiments.
  • Parasitic wasps (Nasonia spp.): Used in biological control studies, these benefit from precise temperature control during development stages.
  • Flour beetles (Tribolium spp.): Commonly used in studies related to pest control and entomology.
  • Butterflies and moths: Many species in this category, such as those used in ecological and developmental studies, require specific temperatures for optimal growth.
  • Mediterranean fruit flies (Ceratitis capitata): Require specific temperature settings for effective rearing.
  • Mosquitoes (various species): Certain stages of their lifecycle need controlled lower temperatures.
  • House flies (Musca domestica): Research into lifecycle and behavior often utilizes controlled temperature environments.
  • Silkworms (Bombyx mori): Used in silk production, requiring precise temperatures for optimal growth.

What Can Low Temp Chambers Be Used For Besides Insect Rearing?

Besides insect rearing, low temperature chambers can be utilized for a variety of other purposes including:

  • Plant germination and growth studies: Simulating different climatic conditions to study plant responses.
  • Stability testing: Assessing how products, such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, withstand various environmental conditions.
  • Material testing: Examining the effects of lower temperatures on material properties and performance.
  • Biological research: Facilitating studies on other cold-dependent biological organisms or biochemical processes.

What Are the Key Features of Low Temp Insect Rearing Chambers?

The Insect Rearing Low Temp Chambers are designed with specialized features to cater specifically to the precise needs of insect rearing, while also being versatile enough for other applications. Here are the key features that make these chambers particularly effective:

  • Temperature Control: Ability to maintain specific low temperatures ranging from 2°C to 50°C, crucial for various insect species.
  • Humidity Management: Systems to accurately control humidity levels within the chambers, essential for insect development.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Features like epoxy-coated coils to prevent damage from corrosive elements and ensure durability.
  • Energy Efficiency: Designed to minimize energy consumption, reducing operational costs.
  • User-Friendly Interfaces: Equipped with intuitive controls for easy monitoring and adjustments of environmental parameters.