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Challenge Facilities

photoTwo humidity and temperature controlled challenge rooms are available for laboratory-scale experiments with biological, environmental or chemical agents. Each room has independent environmental systems and limited access to prevent cross-contamination.

The rooms can be set up with small independent aquaria each linked to its own dosing aquaria. Lighting is spectrally select based on the genus-species under study and is under timer control to simulate the natural sunlight cycle.

photoA teflon dosing system capable of 16 independent treatments is available and was donated by Dr. Robert Richmond, University of Hawaii. To date both chemical and microbiological challenge studies have been conducted.