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; 2Common22–44
Air runeAir rune5Common205
Mind runeMind rune5Common95
Earth runeEarth rune5Common95
Body runeBody rune5Common160
Mud runeMud runeUnknownUnknown836

Raw resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron oreIron ore1Common394
Copper oreCopper ore1Common211
Tin oreTin ore1Common63
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon364
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Rare2,420


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common344
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,788
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common50
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common97
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,170


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 100Coins83–125Common83–125
Gold charmGold charm1UncommonNot sold
Desert goat hornDesert goat horn1Uncommon589
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)1Common317
Monkey bonesMonkey bones1Rare130
Vial of waterVial of water1Common68
Pot of flourPot of flour1Common222
Raw ugthanki meatRaw ugthanki meat3Rare2,958
Fishing baitFishing bait20Common80
Raw tunaRaw tuna1Common156
Potato cactusPotato cactus1Rare1,302
Bucket of sandBucket of sand1Uncommon38
Bronze knifeBronze knife10Common320
Iron knifeIron knife5; 6; 8Common245–392
Steel knifeSteel knife5Uncommon595
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 scimitar1Rare2,858
Bronze scimitarBronze scimitar1Unknown1,996
Black scimitarBlack scimitar1Rare3,763


  • 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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