Matt George has a new paper out showing it takes many days for a mussel adhesive to cure to full strength, and is arrested in low pH seawater pH. The publication in Biofouling is here.
George, MN and E Carrington, 2018. Environmental post-processing improves the adhesion strength of mussel byssus adhesive. Biofouling doi:10.1080/08927014.2018.1453927