Money making guide/Picking cactus spines

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Picking cactus spines
Profit per instanceCactus patch.png
8,511 per instance
Activity time
1 minutes
Minimum recurrence time
75 minutes
Effective profit
510,660 per hour
Skill requirementsQuest requirements
55 FarmingFarming icon.png (higher recommended)None
Item requirementsOther requirements
Ring of dueling or amulet of gloryGrown cactus in patch
Experience gainedLocation
~175 FarmingFarming icon.pngAl-Kharid
Inputs (29)Outputs (8,540)
1 x Cactus seed.png: Inventory image of Cactus seedCactus seed (29) (Only needed once)
7 x Cactus spine.png: Inventory image of Cactus spineCactus spine (8,540)
Details
Plant a cactus seed in the cactus patch in Al-Kharid, which takes about 9.3 hours to grow. Once fully grown, it can be harvested for cactus spines. The minimum yield is always three, higher farming levels yield a higher average, but at 99 farming, the average is around ten spines. Spines can be harvested once every 25 minutes, up to a total of three spines every 75 minutes.

Cactus spines are used to make weapon poison(+) and to pay farmers to care for yew trees. To get to the patch, simply use a ring of dueling or an amulet of glory to teleport to Al-Kharid. Pick the spines, possibly noting them with the tool leprechaun, and then bank them.

This method works well with other harvesting money-makers, such as picking papayas or coconuts. The 75 minute timer also makes it coincide well with herb-farming runs (which can be done every 80 minutes).

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