Like a hummingbird to nectar are we to our sweet concentrates—and so the “nectar collector” was created. The idea of this handy little device is to make dabbing simpler in pretty much every way for any wax user.
Although the very first nectar collector was invented almost a decade ago, it took a little time for the market to catch on. Now, many more brands offer a range of designs, shapes, sizes and functionalities to fit any dabbing lifestyle. With so many options, it can be difficult to select the right nectar collector for you.
Let’s first get back to the basics of nectar collectors, how to properly use them and why they make dabbing easier for any wax user.
What is a Nectar Collector?
Also referred to as a vertical dab rig, honey straw or dab straw, the nectar collector involves less parts than a typical dab rig, making it easy to transport and carry with you. It’s essentially a straw component, which can be glass, silicone, metal or even wood, and an attachable nail, typically quartz or titanium. This makes it a great way to enjoy concentrates on the go—no one wants to lug around a clunky (and highly breakable) dab rig. All you need is your nectar collector and concentrates!
How Do I Use a Nectar Collector?
A torch is still required to dab from a nectar collector, but instead of heating the rig, you’ll heat the nail on the end of the straw. Then, dip the tip of the nail directly into your wax and take a hit! When you’re finished, pop the lid on your wax container, give the nail a quick wipe-down and you’re good to go. Along with providing a much more chill setup, having just three detachable parts makes cleaning a breeze.
If you’re a newbie looking to invest in a nectar collector setup, Ooze has everything you need. Our Slugger Dabbin’ Dugout is a complete silicone nectar collector kit in a convenient (and discreet) storage container. This way your sticky pieces stay away from surfaces, but still all together in one place. It includes a glass nail, titanium nail, silicone nectar collector straw and glass bowl.
For those who enjoy wax and flower, our 4-in-1 hybrid pieces all include a nectar collector function. Use it fully assembled as a bong or dab rig and break it down to the nectar collector to take with you.
More Nectar Collector Tips
- To make the experience as simple as possible, make sure you keep your wax in a container you can dab directly out of. This way, you only have to keep your nectar collector, torch and wax container on hand to take an authentic dab! Our Geode is storage containers are great for travelers, hikers, or commuters. Its silicone exterior makes it super durable and of course, you can dab right out of it.
- Nectar collectors with water bubbler functions will make hits much smoother. Our Bectar piece is the same length as a typical handheld nectar collector but includes a water chamber in the straw for filtration and a fat, chilled hit.
For the simpler way to dab, the nectar collector is half the setup with just as good of a hit. Especially perfect for those who love to travel and be outdoors, it’s the most durable and maintainable option for dabbing on the go. Check out all our Ooze products with nectar collectors and find the best one for your ideal smoking experience.
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