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Washington, DC Vivarium Rooms

Vivarium rooms in Washington, DC. For over two decades we have been working with Washington, DC researchers to provide humane and often pinpoint conditions to meet their unique and specific requirements. Darwin Chambers understands how essentially precise vivarium rooms are for your research needs. For that reason, we are constantly developing new practices and technologies to get our clients the best product for them. For more information on how we can help your research in Washington, DC, read on below, call us today at 877-783-6774 or request a quote online.

Beyond vivarium rooms, we also design and manufacture plant growth rooms and plant growth chambers for our Washington, DC clients who primarily do plant research, in addition to insect rearing rooms and insect rearing chambers for the study of insects.

What is a Vivarium Room?

Latin for "place of life," a vivarium is an artificially built space to hold living organisms, whether they be plants or animals. That can be a range of functions and sizes, from a heated glass box for a reptile in a kid's room, to the penguinarium at the Prague Zoo.

For research purposes, vivarium rooms are also referred to as animal research facilities, and they are used to maintain animals and/or plants under conditions simulating a natural environment. These types of microecosystems are essential for observing life under certain conditions, or safely housing experimental animals.

Aspects to Consider When Purchasing a Vivarium Room in Washington, DC

There are a variety of environmental controls needed to keep a vivarium room functioning properly. For your research purposes in Washington, DC, you'll need to ensure your controlled environment room is capable of meeting them all:

  • Light — Different plants and animals need different levels and types of lighting that meet their adapted needs. "Cold-blooded" animals warm themselves with external heat sources like the sun, while some plants do best in the shade. Different bulbs offer different levels and types of heat and light, and we can also offer a regulator to simulate night and day.
  • Temperature and Humidity — Similarly, different organisms have adapted to different temperature and humidity levels. Heat can be provided through an HVAC system or heat lamps.
  • Air Flow — Proper air flow is essential for circulating air, staving off mold accumulation, stopping the spread of harmful bacteria, and equalizing the ventilation between the holding room and vivarium room. There are a variety of exhaust fan options available, depending on what works best for you.

A life form's physical environment plays a fundamental role in their well-being. You need an impeccable vivarium room to ensure the integrity of both the organisms you're studying and your research in Washington, DC.

Benefits of Choosing Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Rooms in Washington, DC

There's a good reason Darwin Chambers has been a leading manufacturer and vendor of vivarium rooms to the Washington area since 2003. We are driven to consistently build better units for the people who need them, and our devotion to customer service is second to none. All of our controlled environment rooms are customized 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 surfaces, and more, your Washington, DC vivarium room will be easy to use, dependable, energy-efficient, and will keep you and your specimens safe.
  • Our Service Plans Our mission doesn't stop when once you have the vivarium room that fits your needs; we want to make sure your unit stays at peak performance and lasts as long as you need it to. We offer technical support as long as your controlled environment room lasts, for instance:
  • Our Compliance Standards — Vivariums are are well-regulated and often have strict regulatory guidelines. All of our vivarium rooms adhere to the following standards:

    All instruments are also calibrated to NIST traceable standards.

  • Financing We work with North Star Leasing so our Washington, DC researchers can work with the amazing controlled environment rooms they need while maintaining financial flexibility.
  • Our "Quick Ship" Program Looking for a vivarium room, but need it ASAP? We also offer pre-engineered units, which we guarantee will be delivered to your Washington, DC location no later than 15 business days after your order.

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

  • 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 customer
  • Humidity control at sensor: ±0.5%
  • Temperature control at sensor / set-point: ±0.2° C
  • A variety of surface and construction options
  • Glow-in-the-dark personnel emergency antimicrobial pull cord, a potentially life-saving feature for injured personnel

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

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Other rooms and reach-in chambers we offer to Washington, DC scientists include:

Choose Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Room in Washington, DC

No one can beat Darwin Chambers in the value, reliability, 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 Washington, DC research, and we know how to build the room for your research to thrive. Call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or ask for a quote through our website.

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