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IRC20- One door Insect rearing chamber

One door insect rearing chamber

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The IRC20 one door insect rearing chamber/Insect growth chamber/Insect incubator is used by scientists in many research areas, from genomics to clinical epidemiology and species conservation. The  one door insect rearing chamber/insect growth chamber/ insect incubator not only can be used in growing, raising, incubating various types of insects including fruit fly, mosquito growth, crickets etc. All units have in-built redundant thermoeletric(TE) units.The TE units have optional Phenolic coating to make it corrosion resistant

Canden one door insect rearing chamber features all stainless steel interior and exterior construction with 2″ polyurethane CFC free insulation.

Chamber features a digital  Fuji/Watlow or equivalent PID temperature control and display along with precision PT100 RTD temperature sensor.

Chamber features standard safety features like high and low temperature and humidity alarm, high temp cut off switch, alarm notification at controller. 

One door insect rearing chamber Cabinet standard features

  • Stainless Steel Exterior & Interior
  • Maintains temperatures between 10°c to 40°c
  • Temp and Humidity controller that displays both PV/SV
  • LED interior light with programmable digital diurnal timer
  • Recessed Door Handle
  • Door locks standard
  • 2″ access port
  • Magnetic door gasket standard for positive door seal
  • Pre-Installed 4″casters with bumper brakes
  • Three (3) Pre-Installed shelves per section
  • Back wall plenum for even distribution of conditioned air

IRC20 one door insect rearing chamber/insect growth chamber/ insect incubator uses thermoelectric assembly for heating and cooling. This type of cooling/heating system completely eliminates need for conventional refrigeration system and failures due to mechanical components such as compressors thereby drastically increasing the life expectancy of each chamber. Maintenance cost is also lowered by the thermoelectric/Peltier driven heating/cooling system. The chamber is quiet while in operation. Chamber temperature set points are tightly controlled using PID controller. Relative humidity set points are achieved via additive ultrasonic humidification. A humidifier is mounted on the back of the chamber. Refer to humidifier manual for maintenance and water line hook up.

Canden one door Insect growth reach-in chambers is capable of performing the following functions,

1. Heating and cooling incubators with temperature range from 2°c to 60°c

2. Heated incubators with temperature range of 30°c to 60°c

3. Humidified incubators with temperature range of 10°c to 40°C and humidity range of  50% to 90% at certain operating dew points. With this option IRC20 is used as an insect incubator with humidity control. Humidity control includes an ultrasonic humidifier, humidity controller and %RH sensor.


We have narrowed down that most of the standard insect rearing incubator operates in temperature range between 10°c to 40°c therefore we have published this temperature range as standard on all our insect growth models.If your research needs more wider range please let our sales associates know and we can widen the range of the chamber. Most competitors use compressors for cooling and high voltage heaters for heating whereas our insect growth incubators use thermoelectric cooling and heating units. This unique bidirectional system keeps your insect rearing chamber temperature setting stable and comfortable for raising, rearing, incubating various types of insects from fruit fly to mosquito. Also, we use no moving mechanical parts except for air distribution fans- this drastically increases the lifetime of the chamber.We back this up with industry leading warranty and reliable service.

The humidified incubator(optional) comes with ultrasonic humidifier which ensures there are no hot spots in the chamber. Our controllers and temperature controlled systems can easily be swapped for future upgrades. Our stainless steel cabinets are built to last for a long time. We offer stainless steel cabinets as opposed to competitors who offer stainless steel as an upgrade. Even though our chamber is made out of stainless steel our insect growth chambers price are not expensive and is priced competitively. Canden insect growth chamber can be fitted with many number of optional features including access ports of your desired size and location, circular chart recorder, digital chart recorder etc.

Standard Temperature control features:

  • Programmable alarm
  • Displays PV/SV
  • 3wire Platinum ohm RTD(NIST traceable)
  • LED Display , easy to read
  • PID Control
  • 0.7°c uniformity
  • 0.2°c control at sensor
  • High/Low temp alarms

One door insect rearing chamber Standard Humidity control features

    • Displays PV/SV
    •  3% Uniformity
    • Displays both the set point and actual relative humidity
    • Relative humidity sensor which has high accuracy, high reliability, consistency (NIST traceable)
    • High/Low %RH alarm
    • High brightness, large LED display – easily read from distance
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Temperature range*

10°C to 40°C (Optional ext temp range of 4°c to 70°c)

%RH (optional)*

50% to 90% RH as limited by dew points

Temperature uniformity

± 0.7°C

% RH control (optional)

± 1%

Temperature control at sensor

± 0.2°C

Control resolution

± 0.1°C

Cooling/Heating type

Thermoelectric/Peltier driven-for heating/Cooling

Chamber Volume in Cu. Ft

21.4 cu.ft

External Dimension-LXWXH

28″×31″×81″ (refer to drawing)


Internal Dimension-LXWXH

24″ x 27″ x 60″ (refer to drawing)- height includes plenum which is 5″H.


Shelf dimension

23.5” x 24.5”

Cabinet specs

Stainless interior and exterior construction



LED lights with programmable timer.

Electrical requirement

115V/60hz/1ph, Unit plugs into standard wall outlet.

Shelf quantity, type

3 per chamber/ additional shelves available, wire shelf- PVC coated with 4 installation clips. Shelf capacity- 100 lbs distributed load.

Weight specs

Chamber weight- 210lbs

Shipping weight- 254 lbs

Note: Final finished product(chambers) may vary due to different options than what is shown in pictures. Canden products company reserves right to make changes without notice.