Background: Snail mucus (SM) is secreted by the pedal gland of snails, and has a fibrous
structure when it crawls upside down on the plane. It contains biologically active compounds that perform
medical functions, such as glycol acid, natural antibiotics, and glycoprotein.
Methods: For this paper, we prepared fibers using electrospinning to simulate this natural fiber for the
first time, and we can produce the nanofiber with mucus from a snail. The effects of dissolution time
and the spun solution were also investigated.
Results: The results show that biomimetic nanofibers with different diameters can be obtained using
electrospinning. When the concentration of the spun liquid was increased from 6wt% to 8wt%, a fiber
with about a 200 nm diameter can be obtained. The adjustment of the concentration plays a crucial
role in electrospinning.