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Dirt Dauber Nest Curio
Dirt Dauber Nest Curio

Dirt Dauber Nest Curio

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These are used in a surprising variety of situations in Southern-style rootwork. You'll find them in Peaceful Home workings, in recipes to get better business, in tricks to cause fighting or to break up a couple, and in treatments for when a woman's labor has been going on too long and they need to hasten the birth, just to name a few. An indispensable part of the Southern-style hoodoo go-bag.

You'll receive a glass jar with a metal lid containing dirt dauber nest like the one pictured, though I'm no longer using the corked vial packaging because the neck was too narrow to get the nest back out easily. It's the same amount as shown in that vial, though - the container holds 30 mls by volume and the jar is 2" high.  The nests are gathered ethically on my farm or my family's property in Alabama, and only after the dirt daubers have moved on.

Exact composition and weight will vary since these are natural curios and insects don't do things to spec. Also, dirt dauber nest is valued in conjure not just for the nest itself the wasp formed but for the accompanying bits of other insects/arachnids/etc that will be part of your dirt dauber nest vial, put there by the mama wasp to feed the freshly hatched babies. So you do want the dust and insect bits and not just the pipes if you're here for hoodoo stuff and not just to fill up your cabinet of curiosities.

Since these are usually used broken up or powdered in conjure, I make no effort to keep them whole. Your vial will probably contain a mixture of crumbled/powdered dirt/clay, as these can and do crumble in collection and transit, partial or whole cells or "pipes" occupied by the dirt daubers, and random bits and pieces of various bugs and cobwebs and greebly bits.  

They can also get quite large/heavy, so I want to make it clear that I won't be sending you "a whole nest." I've had people ask this before and it doesn't really work that way. A nest could be the size of your head or the size of your littlest fingernail. You'll get what will fit in the jar, which is listed by my supplier as a 1.5 oz jar.

If you do prefer I try to select more of one component than the other, or you want "extra buggy" dirt dauber nest for some enemy work or something, just let me know when you check out and I'll see what I can do.

LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

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