Dung kalphite
Dung kalphite
Release date 26 September 2012 (Update)
Race Kalphite
Members Yes
Quest NPC Diamond in the Rough
Location(s) Kalphite nursery
Sells items No
Gender None
Examine A kalphite larvae pushing a ball of dung.

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.



Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Pure essencePure essence1; 2Common21–42
Air runeAir rune5Common140
Mind runeMind rune5Common90
Earth runeEarth rune5Common70
Body runeBody rune5Common165
Mud runeMud runeUnknownUnknown642

Raw resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron oreIron ore1Common191
Copper oreCopper ore1Common67
Tin oreTin ore1Common32
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon403
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,064
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Rare2,630


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common380
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common310
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common28
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common71
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,751


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 100Coins83–125Common83–125
Gold charmGold charm1UncommonNot sold
Desert goat hornDesert goat horn1Uncommon320
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)1Common184
Monkey bonesMonkey bones1Rare192
Vial of waterVial of water1Common46
Pot of flourPot of flour1Common239
Raw ugthanki meatRaw ugthanki meat3Rare1,818
Fishing baitFishing bait20Common100
Raw tunaRaw tuna1Common39
Potato cactusPotato cactus1Rare1,348
Bucket of sandBucket of sand1Uncommon32
Bronze knifeBronze knife10Common180
Iron knifeIron knife5; 6; 8Common170–272
Steel knifeSteel knife5Uncommon635
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 scimitar1Rare1,958
Bronze scimitarBronze scimitar1Unknown929
Black scimitarBlack scimitar1Rare2,250


  • 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.