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Proboscis 1.png Proboscis 100.png Proboscis 1000.png
Released9 August 2005 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA giant mosquito's proboscis, aerodynamic and sharp!
Value5 coins
High alch3 coins
Low alch2 coins
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange212 coins (info)
Buy limit100
Daily volume1,538
Advanced data
Item ID6319
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A proboscis (plural proboscises or proboscides) is an item dropped by mosquitoes encountered during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame. 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 easily exposed to Tar Monsters.

It can also be 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.

Completion of the Jungle Potion quest is required to access the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame and obtain this item. Alternatively, it can be purchased from the Grand Exchange.

Proboscides can also be obtained by killing mosquitoes spawned by other players playing the minigame (also works as an ironman), bypassing the requirement to complete Jungle Potion.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Large mosquito13 Multicombat.png1Always
Mosquito swarm Level 1717 Multicombat.png3Always
Mosquito swarm Level 2020 Multicombat.png5Always

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
Date unknown

Examine was changed from "A giant mosquito's proboscis: aerodynamic, sharp and not very useful!" to "A giant mosquito's proboscis, aerodynamic and sharp!" after the release of Fossil Island.

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