Vivarium Rooms

Vivarium rooms. We have over two decades of experience working with researchers to provide humane and often precise conditions to meet their unique and specific needs. Darwin Chambers knows how crucial highly-functioning vivarium rooms are for your research needs. That's why we are constantly innovating and finding new solutions to get our clients the best product possible. For more information on what Darwin Chambers can do for you, read on below, call us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

In addition to vivarium rooms, we also offer plant growth rooms and plant growth chambers for our clients who primarily do plant research, as well as insect rearing rooms and insect rearing chambers for the study of insects.

What Are Vivarium Rooms?

The word "vivarium" comes from the Latin words for "place for" and "living things." In short, a vivarium is an artificially built space to hold living organisms, whether they be plants or animals. That can be anything from a tarantula cage on a teenager's desk, to the penguinarium at the Prague Zoo.

In the scientific community, vivarium rooms can also be called animal research facilities, and they are used to store animals and/or plants under conditions simulating a natural environment. These microecosystems are essential for observing life under certain conditions, or humanely housing experimental animals.

Things to Consider When Getting a Vivarium Room

There are a variety of environmental controls needed for a well-functioning vivarium room. For your research purposes, you'll need to ensure the controlled environment room is capable of meeting them all:

  • Lighting — Different organisms need different levels and types of lighting that meet their adapted needs. Ectotherms, or "cold-blooded" animals, warm themselves with external heat like the sun, while other animals rarely see the light of day, and some plants do best in the shade. Simulating the right light can take different types of bulbs, and a regulator to simulate light and dark periods.
  • Temperature and Humidity — Similarly, different animals and plants can only survive with a temperature and humidity similar to their natural habitat. Some animals have little tolerance for high humidity, while others need it to thrive. Heat can be provided through an HVAC system or special heat lamps.
  • Ventilation and Air Quality — Ventilation is essential for circulating air, preventing mold growth, preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, and stabilizing the air flow between the holding room and vivarium room. There are a variety of exhaust fan options available, depending on the temperature and humidity of the room in question.

A life form's physical environment is as important as anything to keeping them healthy. You need a precise vivarium room to ensure not just the health of your specimens, but the integrity of your research.

Why Choose Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Rooms

There's a good reason Darwin Chambers has been a leading manufacturer and vendor of vivarium rooms for over 20 years. We challenge ourselves to consistently improve and build better units for our clients, and our dedication to customer service is second to none. All of our controlled environment rooms are custom-built based on a client's specific needs. With a Darwin Chambers vivarium room, you enjoy the benefits of:

  • Our technologies We're constantly trying to make our products more precise and accurate. With our virtual touchscreens, precision ultrasonic humidification, antimicrobial handles, and more, your vivarium room will be easy to use, reliable, energy-efficient, and safe for all organisms who enter and reside in it.
  • Our service plans Our mission doesn't stop when we've installed your vivarium room; we want to make sure your unit stays at peak performance and lasts as long as you need it to. We offer technical support throughout the lifetime of your controlled environment room, including:
  • Our compliance standards — Vivariums, and the use of animals for research, are well-regulated and often have strict regulations. All of our vivarium rooms are compliant with the following regulations and standards:

    All instruments are also calibrated to NIST traceable standards.

  • Financing We partner with North Star Leasing so our clients can get the amazing units they need while maintaining working capital, protecting existing lines of credit, and taking advantage of certain tax codes.
  • Our "Quick Ship" program Need a vivarium room, but don't have the time to wait for a custom-built one? We also offer pre-engineered units, which we guarantee will be delivered within 15 business days.

With all of our custom or pre-engineered units, you'll get:

  • Fans and lights that offer superior efficiency and distribution
  • Available temperature ranges from 20°C to 60°C; 37°C typical set point
  • ADA compliance at no extra cost
  • Humidity Control At Sensor: ±0.5%
  • Temperature Control At Sensor / Set-Point: ±0.2° C
  • A variety of surface and construction options
  • Illuminated personnel emergency alarm, a potentially life-saving feature for injured personnel

To see a full list of our vivarium room specifications, click on the brochure below:

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Call Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Room

No one can beat Darwin Chambers in the value, dependability, expertise, and availability of our vivarium rooms and technicians. Our mission statement is to "grow and lead our biotech industry through the efforts of a creative, skilled, and professional workforce; providing innovative, high-quality, controlled environments and related services for researchers, while aiding in the development needed to improve our world." We know the importance of a precise vivarium room for your research, and we know how to build the room you need for your research to thrive. Call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

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