Devansh Suri, the labor needed wouldn’t require any expertise. Simple training would suffice for day to day operations. You are correct in your assumption: the wheat bran must stay dry or else mold can form, which is deadly to the colonies. Spraying water or using any kind of water distribution is impossible, as even (constant) high relative humidity is conducive to mold. The larvae also get essential nutrients from their normal water sources (like vegetables), so using water alone wouldn’t necessarily give them any substantive nutrition needed to grow.
It would definitely be economical for me to set up on the other side of the globe, however, logistically it is nearly impossible for me to tackle this alone. My goal is to start in the US to prove the automated model and build a team, then swiftly establish headquarters in places like India. The automation isn’t just about labor either. It is about precision and quality beyond what a human labor force is capable of. However, I would be grateful for your insight into the Indian market. I know there is quite a bit of aquaculture in that part of the world, and these mealworms would be a very high quality feed for fish/shrimp farmers, and also poultry & swine.