Insects of the Desert
Insects of the Desert is an activity in Menaphos that can be started by talking to Assistant Librarian Subotai in the Merchant district. For finding all insects listed in the Menaphos journal the player is awarded the Bug Whisperer Teleport animation and a diamond honeycomb. Using dwarven tools on double experience mode, the effect of the Inferno adze, or the consume option on the Fury shark skilling outfit still allows insects to be obtained.
Completing this collection is required for the achievement All Abuzz and the title, .
|Menaphite honey bee in amber||Found whilst mining in the Worker district or VIP skilling area.||Among the rocks, old treasure can be found.||Amusingly, it looks like it's stuck in a blob of honey.|
|Pygmy giant scarab in amber||Found whilst mining in the Worker district or VIP skilling area.||Leave no sandstone unturned.||Holding it up to the light, it looks like it is in a small shadow play.|
|Clicker kalphite in amber||Found whilst fishing in the Port district or VIP skilling area.||Subotai said a sample had been kept safe by a sympathetic sailor, Unfortunately[sic], he drowned at sea.||Hold it close to your ear, and you can almost hear the sandstorms.|
|Desert locust in amber||Found whilst fishing in the Port district or VIP skilling area.||Lost beneath the waves.||Let's see it eat its way out of there.|
|Kalphite wanderer in amber||Found whilst pickpocketing the Gullible tourist or Menaphite marketeers.||Menaphite merchants prize these preserved insects as a symbol of luck.||These preserved remains suggest that kalphites have existed in the desert for a very long time.|
|Hornless unicornfly in amber||Found whilst pickpocketing the Gullible tourist or Menaphite marketeers.||Used as jewellery by the wealthy.||Does this suggest that long ago hornless unicorns might have existed? Who knows.|
|Fly dragon in amber||Found whilst stealing from the lamp stall or silk stall in the Merchant district.||The lamp seller sometimes has amber on display.||Caught forever in an astonished pose.|
|Fruit fly in amber||Found whilst burning acadia logs. Has a 1/800 drop chance. It is not required to burn the logs within Menaphos.||The acadia tree is known to attract fruit flies.||The amber magnifies the appearance of the fly, making it look quite intimidating.|
|Menaphite honey bee||Found whilst burning acadia logs. It is not required to burn the logs within Menaphos.||Acadia trees have sometimes been known to form amber.||These industrious insects do much of the work pollinating the few green areas of the Kharidian desert.|
|Pygmy giant scarab||Found whilst hunting plover birds.||These scarabs seem to gather on the surface, rather than living in the tombs below Sophanem.||Or is it a giant pygmy scarab?|
|Clicker kalphite||Found whilst hunting plover birds. Has a drop rate of 1/200.||Plover birds love eating these.||This nomadic type of Kalphite taps its mandibles to communicate unexpectedly loudly.|
|Desert locust||Found whilst woodcutting acadia trees in the Imperial district or VIP skilling area. Using Crystallise works.||They are a blight on the few trees found in the desert.||They are rumoured to devour anything left out in the desert sun.|
|Kalphite wanderer||Found whilst woodcutting acadia trees in the Imperial district or VIP skilling area. Using Crystallise works.||They make their homes burrowing underneath the roots of trees.||Outside of hive structure, these types of kalphite have regressed to minute sizes.|
|Hornless unicornfly||Found whilst woodcutting in the VIP skilling area. Using Crystallise works.||Found fairly rarely, but sometimes they infest lone acadia trees.||Unlike a regular unicornfly, this type is not attracted to rainbows.|
|Fly dragon||Found whilst harvesting luminous memories. Using a divine-o-matic works.||Hardly anyone alive remembers that these exist.||Named for its ability to expel very small flames.|
|Fruit fly||Found whilst harvesting luminous memories. Using a divine-o-matic works.||These insects reside in the memories of the desert.||Much tastier than a vegetable fly.|
Update history[edit | edit source]
- ninja 4 December 2017 (Update):
- An achievement has been added for the Menaphos insects of the desert collection.
- hotfix 15 June 2017 (Update):
- Players will now consistently be given their final collection rewards. Any players missing these can claim them from Assistant Librarian Subotai.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Upon completing the All Abuzz achievement, you get a message that reads:
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Jagex. Mod Daze's Twitter account. 24 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 26 December 2019.) Mod Daze: "1/800"
- ^ a b Mod Orion. Burning Acadia logs. reddit.com. (Archived from the original on 26 December 2019.) "You can get the insects from burning the acadia logs in the max guild. As far as I know, you can get the insects from burning the logs anywhere."
- ^ Jagex. Mod Daze's Twitter account. 7 December 2017. (Archived from the original on 26 December 2019.) Mod Daze: "1/200" The tweet was in response to a question that was deleted before it could be archived.
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