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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; 2Common21–42
Air runeAir rune5Common200
Mind runeMind rune5Common100
Earth runeEarth rune5Common90
Body runeBody rune5Common145
Mud runeMud runeUnknownUnknown933

Raw resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron oreIron ore1Common378
Copper oreCopper ore1Common235
Tin oreTin ore1Common59
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon466
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Rare2,734
LogsLogs1Uncommon286

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common353
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,088
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common88
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common290
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,763

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 100Coins83–125Common83–125
Gold charmGold charm1UncommonNot sold
Desert goat hornDesert goat horn1Uncommon496
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)1Common285
TunaTuna1Common37
Monkey bonesMonkey bones1Rare115
Vial of waterVial of water1Common81
Pot of flourPot of flour1Common222
BreadBread1Common372
FeatherFeather5–10Common55–110
Raw ugthanki meatRaw ugthanki meat3Rare3,192
Fishing baitFishing bait20Common100
Raw tunaRaw tuna1Common286
Potato cactusPotato cactus1Rare2,716
Bucket of sandBucket of sand1Uncommon49
CompostCompost1Uncommon81
KebabKebab1Uncommon248
Bronze knifeBronze knife10Common310
Iron knifeIron knife5; 6; 8Common250–400
Steel knifeSteel knife5Uncommon540
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 scimitar1Rare3,820
Bronze scimitarBronze scimitar1Unknown2,123
Black scimitarBlack scimitar1Rare4,989

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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