|Release date||9 August 2005 (Update)|
|High Alch||3 coins|
|Low Alch||2 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||149 coins (info)|
|A giant mosquito's proboscis, aerodynamic and sharp!|
A proboscis (plural proboscises or proboscides) is an item dropped by mosquitos. It is used, alongside a fungicide spray, to inject sulliuscep mushrooms in the Tar Swamp, causing them to die and respawn in another location. This is most often done when the sulliuscep is found in a location where the player is exposed to Tar Monsters or the Deranged archaeologist.
It is also one of the randomly selected items that the player must take to Filliman Tarlock in order to make the magic secateurs used in Fairytale I - Growing Pains. For a player to obtain this item for the quest, they must acquire 600 trading sticks to buy a machete from Gabooty, or buy one from Jiminua's Jungle Store to the north for a few coins, and then hacking light, medium or dense jungles until a large mosquito or mosquito swarm appears.
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Mosquito swarm 13; 17; 20 1; 3; 5 Large mosquito 13 1 Giant mosquito 13 1
- Proboscises used to have a different examine: "A giant mosquito's proboscis: aerodynamic, sharp and not very useful!" It was changed to what it is after the release of Fossil Island.
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