Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA Vivarium Rooms

Vivarium rooms in Richmond, VA. For more than 20 years we have been working with Richmond, VA researchers to provide safe and often pinpoint conditions to meet their unique and particular needs. Darwin Chambers understands how essentially working vivarium rooms are for your research needs. That's why we are always developing new practices and technologies to offer scientists the best controlled environment rooms possible. For more information on what Darwin Chambers can do for your research needs in Richmond, VA, read on below, call us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online.

In addition to vivarium rooms, we also offer plant growth rooms and plant growth chambers for Richmond, VA scientists who focus on plant research, as well as insect rearing rooms and insect rearing chambers for insect research.

What Are Vivarium Rooms?

The word "vivarium" comes from the Latin words for "place for" and "living things." In short,. That can include a range of functions and sizes, from a small aquarium in a kid's room, to the dolphinarium at Sea World.

For research purposes, vivarium rooms are also referred to as animal research facilities, and they are used to store animals and/or plants in a specific, controlled ecosystem. These kinds of microecosystems are crucial for observing organisms in a specific environment, or safely housing animals who are being tested for research purposes.

Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing a Vivarium Room in Richmond, VA

There are several environmental controls needed for a well-functioning vivarium room. For your needs in Richmond, VA, you need to know that the controlled environment room can properly maintain:

  • Lighting — Different life forms need different levels and types of lighting that meet their adapted needs. "Cold-blooded" animals warm themselves with outside heat like the sun, while some plants do best in the shade. Simulating the right light can take different types of bulbs, and your vivarium room may need a regulator to replicate light and dark periods.
  • Temperature and Humidity — Similarly, different organisms can only survive with a temperature and humidity similar to their natural habitat. Heat can be provided through a building's system or heat lamps.
  • Air Flow — Proper air flow is crucial for circulating air, staving off mold build-up, preventing the growth of hazardous bacteria, and equalizing the air flow between the holding room and vivarium room. There are numerous exhaust fan options we can fit for your room, depending on the temperature and humidity of the room in question.

An animal or plant's habitat is as important as anything to keeping them healthy. You require an impeccable vivarium room to ensure not just the health of your specimens, but the integrity of your Richmond, VA research.

Why Choose Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Rooms in Richmond, VA

It's no wonder we have been a "go-to" manufacturer and vendor of vivarium rooms to the Richmond area for over 20 years. We push ourselves to consistently improve our units for the people who need them, and our commitment to customer support is unparalleled. We customize each unit based on your research needs. Among the many reasons to choose a Darwin Chambers vivarium room are:

  • 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 Richmond, VA vivarium room is made for ease-of-use, and will be dependable, energy-efficient, and will keep you and your specimens safe.
  • Our Service Plans Our mission doesn't stop when we've installed your vivarium room; we want your unit to function correctly as long as it lasts. We offer technical support throughout the lifetime of your controlled environment room, for instance:
  • Our Compliance Standards — Vivariums are subject to numerous regulations. All of our vivarium rooms are in accordance with the following standards:

    All instruments are also calibrated to NIST traceable standards.

  • Financing We work with North Star Leasing so our Richmond, VA researchers can get the impeccable units they need while maintaining financial flexibility.
  • Our "Quick Ship" Program Need a vivarium room, but need it ASAP? We also offer pre-built units, which we guarantee will arrive at your Richmond, VA location no later than 15 business days after your order.

Specifications for our vivarium rooms include:

  • Fans and lights that offer incredibly low energy loads
  • Available temperature ranges from 20°C to 60°C; 37°C typical set point
  • ADA compliance with no additional cost to client
  • 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

For the full list of our vivarium room specifications, download our brochure:

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Other services we offer to Richmond, VA clients include:

Call Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Room in Richmond, VA

Darwin Chambers is unparalleled 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." We know the importance of a trustworthy vivarium room for your Richmond, VA research, and we know how to the exact room for your research to thrive. Call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online.

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