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Dung kalphites are kalphite larvae that roll dung. They are found in the Kalphite nursery during and after the Diamond in the Rough quest. Unlike the kalphite larvae in the main Kalphite Hive, dung kalphites can be interacted with: players can use a slashing or stabbing weapon to slice the dung ball they're pushing, yielding mostly minor rewards. The kalphite will then flee. Off-hand weapons do not work for this purpose. These do not count towards fulfilling a Slayer task for kalphites, as they are not killed - they simply burrow back into the nursery.

A few rare beetles can be found that sparkle and make bell sounds. These can be used to help locate the ones with rare loot such as rubies, diamonds, grimy ranarrs, and potato cacti. They spawn rarely per world (3 - 5 mins) and each one drops double of the loot of the non-sparkling counterparts, for example two ranarrs/potato cacti instead of one or six ugthanki meat versus three.

At the end of Diamond in the Rough, it is revealed that the dung kalphite that took the diamond was sent by Scabaras to try and stop the player and Ozan from delivering it to Lady Keli, later revealed to be Amascut, the Devourer.

Drops

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Pure essencePure essence1; 2Common24–48
Air runeAir rune5Common225
Mind runeMind rune5Common85
Earth runeEarth rune5Common85
Body runeBody rune5Common155
Mud runeMud runeUnknownUnknown879

Raw resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron oreIron ore1Common362
Copper oreCopper ore1Common257
Tin oreTin ore1Common79
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon427
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,222
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Rare2,537
LogsLogs1Uncommon341

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common594
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,466
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common97
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common233
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,982

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 100Coins83–125Common83–125
Gold charmGold charm1UncommonNot sold
Desert goat hornDesert goat horn1Uncommon507
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)1Common262
TunaTuna1Common48
Monkey bonesMonkey bones1Rare110
Vial of waterVial of water1Common133
Pot of flourPot of flour1Common197
BreadBread1Common442
FeatherFeather5–10Common65–130
Raw ugthanki meatRaw ugthanki meat3Rare3,846
Fishing baitFishing bait20Common100
Raw tunaRaw tuna1Common450
Potato cactusPotato cactus1Rare8,484
Bucket of sandBucket of sand1Uncommon86
CompostCompost1Uncommon120
KebabKebab1Uncommon292
Bronze knifeBronze knife10Common360
Iron knifeIron knife5; 6; 8Common280–448
Steel knifeSteel knife5Uncommon525
Aten (Heru's shield)Aten (Heru's shield)1UncommonNot sold
Uraeus (Apep's axe)Uraeus (Apep's axe)1UncommonNot sold
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar1Rare4,015
Bronze scimitarBronze scimitar1Unknown2,150
Black scimitarBlack scimitar1Rare5,274

Trivia

  • The dung kalphites are based on the real world dung beetle.
  • There is a non-interactable dung kalphite in the side room where you find the scabaras mask.
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