What is a nectar collector or dab straw?
A nectar collector is a recent tool that is used for dabbing. They are tubular, embracing the same functionality as drinking straws how the designated field of nectar collectors is different since it’s specially designed for vaporizing wax and oils. Their make is usually silicone, glass, quartz, or titanium, and they consist of a mouthpiece, straw-body, and a tip.
The mouth tip is removable hence convenient for cleaning. At the straw body center, a percolator is situated for cooling and conditioning the vapor.
How does the nectar collector work?
Every part of the nectar body works in unison to achieve the final result. Working starts from the titanium tip to the center body and the mouthpiece. Concisely the titanium or quartz tip absorbs heat, normally 400 °F. The tip, once heat, is dipped into the concentrates, thereby vaporizes them.
The vaporized contents are directed into the recycling compartment in the straw body from the titanium tip. The case is filled with water, which filters the vapor and cooling it as well. The chamber works like a dab rig, but it requires water to filter and cool the vaporized substance. This compartment also works as a handle.
Right on top of the recycling compartment is where the removable mouthpiece is placed. It's usually long designed to avoid proximity with the red-hot titanium. It's the place intended for vapor suction.
Lastly, for a fully functional nectar collector, a glass or silicone dish is a must. This is the surface where the concentrates are placed and vaporized by the tip.
How to use the nectar collector?
To use a nectar collector, place the concentrates on the glass dish. Use the butane torch to heat them to 400 °F or till it turns red hot. Place the tip on the dish and leave it to cool for a minute.
After the tip has cooled, place your mouth on the mouthpiece. Proceed by sucking or inhaling. From here, all you got to do is inhale and exhale. But remember, the longer your mouth stays in the nectar's mouthpiece, the more vapor you get.
How to clean the nectar collector?
Effective cleaning of the nectar depends on whether you have the right equipment. Sufficed to say, a cleaning agent with a concentration of 85% alcohol should be in order. It would be best to have hot water, a cup, and a plastic zip bag. And for rinsing purposes, you must harmonize all the necessary equipment along with clean hot water.
Disengage the mouth from the body and soak it in a cup with the cleaning agent for an hour. Again, disengage the tip and soak it in the plastic bag containing the cleaning agent for an hour. Now with the body, you have to blow through it and push out water hence making room for the cleaning agent. The process on the main tube should be done repeatedly. At last, you have to rinse all the parts in hot water.
In retrospect, there are varieties of tools for vaporizing concentrate. However, they are not safe, and some might destroy the flavor. Some of them lack filters, and they can end up damaging your throat or lungs. In this case, a nectar collector lets you dab without the dab rig, and the flavor remains intact.