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What We’re Working on: Compiling Research on Automatic Feeding Machines

I’d appreciate any help you could provide on machine designs in the past that involve some sort of automatic feeding system.

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Examples of automatic feeding systems exist in aquaculture, hydroponics, and other forms of animal husbandry. The difference here is the VERTICAL SPACE, which was just brought up. To CLARIFY: the mealworms live in their feed, which is a dry wheat bran. The automation portion is to provide the part of the feed that is their water source. In the case of my company (Biotrophics), the distribution of this feed is what is needed to each bin every 24 hrs.

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You have to see if a particular size of mealfarm really requires 10 scientists or 1 scientist to direct team of 10 normal labor. Also it seems like you are saying that the dry wheat bran has to stay dry so maybe each compartment should have a slate where water gets stored( Toilet flush Mechanism to stop over pouring) and the normal vaporization may give the required level of moisture that might reach the worms (Please Excuse My Bio) I really don’t know much about what worms do. If its necessary for moisturized feed to reach the surface then I think creating tube system should do the trick .

Sam Glickstein seems like it’d be economical if you set up the farm in India,thailand, china, as that’s what most of MNCs have already done. I’d be able to give insights if you share the estimate costs at each point in USA for conducting this operation over chat and your go to market strategy , let’s see if it if that could be much feasible maybe. I come from agriculture produce business background, so hope that I’d be able to give some good insight into Indian Market and Why you Must Invest In Developing It Here, maybe if costs fit well exporting to the USA can be worked out as well.

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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.

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In addition, Devansh Suri, your background in produce would be a simple shift into this particular market and is a good fit for what I am looking for in the long-run . Please message me for my email and we can correspond that way.

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Thanks, nice to get connected with you Sam 😀

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