Technically if there is much pressure behind the liquid formula, wouldn't it be like a spray bottle and start to dry right as it hits the air.Thank you. Let me set the record here on the formula and the shooter. Each of these has stages of testing that need to be completed to work right:
1.) Make a wrist mounted water gun.
2.) modify that toy to fire a more viscous fluid (like honey instead of water)
3.) try whatever formula you are using in the viscous fluid firing shooter.
4.) Experiment with solvent evaporating spinneret techniques. In my case, this will be done by using a heated spinneret, but in your case it might change.
1.) Find a rubber base
2.) Mix that rubber base with a tackifier resin. This will be your polymer matrix.
3.) Bond a strong material with the matrix. This will give it it's strength.
4.) Use a solvent that gels the entirety of the fluid. (this will be in steps1-4, but it's always good to remember)
As it stands right now:
Shooter is going through stage 2. The water shooter is easy enough, but the bug tank I used isn't designed for thick liquids. It clogs too easy. That needs to be fixed before the spinneret is made.
Formula is going through stage 3. Natural latex is the base, and tackifier is any liquid that is very sticky or tacky. In my case, I used Spray adhesive. Finally, you must bond that to a strong substance. Ideally PVA is the deal, but the problem is in getting it to create a bond with a hydrophobic material. It would work better if there was a water soluble rubber or a rubber that consisted of mostly hydroxyl groups.