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Preventing mussel adhesion using lubricant-infused materials

Shahrouz Amini, Stefan Kolle, Luigi Petrone, Onyemaechi Ahanotu, Steffi Sunny, Clarinda N. Sutanto, Shawn Hoon, Lucas Cohen, James C. Weaver, Joanna Aizenberg, Nicolas Vogel, Ali Miserez

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Movie S1
Mussel probing and plaque deposition on a non-infused LBL surface, showing the normal behaviour of plaque secretion, with the deposition of four cured threads after 7 min.
Movie S2
Mussel probing and plaque deposition on a non-infused PDMS surface. Here two well-cured threads were deposited are 2 min.
Movie S3
Mussel probing on an i-LBL surface. Both mussels are observed scrubbing the surface without secreting a thread, as illustrated when one of the mussel is dislodged from the surface at 1mn 50 sec.
Movie S4
Mussel probing on an i-PDMS surface, case 1. From the start of the movie until 3 min, the mussel explores the surface underneath its shell and ends up secreting two threads on itself during the exploration.
Movie S5
Mussel probing on an i-PDMS surface, case 2. The mussel extends its foot all the way until the extremity of the substrate and then crosses over the next surface at 18 sec without committing.
Movie S6
Mussel probing on an i-PDMS surface, case 3. The mussel secreted a viscous gel, which readily disperses in water when the mussel is lifted from the surface. The same mussel deposited normal threads when presented with a non-infused surface.
Movie S7
Mussel probing on an i-PDMS surface, case 4. The left-hand side mussel extends its foot towards the surface. Upon reaching the surface (1 min) and scrubbing it for a few seconds (1 min 4 sec), the foot swiftly retracts (1 min 5 sec).