Dab Straws & Nectar Collectors are designed to be heated with a torch and simple pushed into your concentrate allowing the hot tip to vaporize the concentrate.
Inexpensively priced dab straws are made of borosilicate which is fine as long as you remember to heat the dab straw slowly and evenly by rotating the dab straw while you heat it to heat all around and uniformly. The next step up is the quartz dab straw. Because of the thermal resistance quartz possesses you can heat the tip up with less care. Going up the ladder in quality is a dab straw with a removable tip. These tips can be made of Borosilicate, quartz, ceramic or titanium. They can then be hooked up to water filled bubblers designed to work with a dab straw. When looking for a dab straw with a removable tip, it is best to find one that the heated tip is made on a female joint. Because of the laws of thermal expansion and transfer when you heat a female up it will not expand and break the male. The Elev8 Glass line of dab straws focuses on the build of the tip being made with the female gender. Elev8 Glass Gallery also carries the most famous brands of dab straws call the Nectar Collector.
To use a dab straw you simple heat the tip up and insert it into your concentrate while you inhale. Always remember that the tip is still hot. Hold on to it and keep it away from anything that could be burned like your skin or table. We recommend a silicone dab mat to work a dab straw over so as you will not burn a table.