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A proboscis (plural proboscises or proboscides) is an item dropped by mosquitoes. 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.

You need to complete the Jungle Potion quest to access the minigame where you acquire proboscis yourself (Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup), or you can buy it from the Grand Exchange.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Giant mosquito13 Multicombat.png1Rare
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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