Talk:Prawn balls

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Item limits?[edit source]

I suddenly stopped getting Mermaid's purse decorations after 3, and was wondering if they are actually limited to 3 or if I'm just having bad luck and they're actually limited to 5 like the other limited items.

I've also included the list below to find all of the limits (per prestige):

Item Limit
Prawn penny.png Prawn penny Unlimited
Baron shark.png 1-5 Baron sharks Unlimited
Kelp decoration.png Kelp decoration 5
Telescope lenses.png Telescope lenses Unlimited
Mermaid's purse decoration.png Mermaid's purse decoration 3
Porthole.png Porthole Unlimited
Message in a bottle.png Message in a bottle Unlimited
Shark jawbone.png Shark jawbone Unlimited
Ship figurehead.png Ship figurehead Unlimited
Anchor decoration.png Anchor decoration 3
Prawn pound.png Prawn pound Unlimited
Treasure chest decoration.png Treasure chest decoration 1
Cannon decoration.png Cannon decoration 3
White wolf mountain decoration.png White wolf mountain decoration 1
Vorago decoration.png Vorago decoration 1
Sea troll egg decoration.png Sea troll egg decoration 1
Fishing guild decoration.png Fishing guild decoration 1
Tribal mask decoration.png Tribal mask decoration 1
Fremennik longboat decoration.png Fremennik longboat decoration 1
Golden mystery egg.png Golden mystery egg Unlimited
Golden prawn cracker.png Golden prawn cracker Unlimited

Zants (talk) 02:18, April 25, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, kelp, seaweed, and oysters are 5. I think mermaid's purses are 3. I got those things early from prawn balls, but haven't seen any since hitting those limits. Area decorations like Vorago are 1. Anchor seems to be limited. --Shockstorm (talk) 02:37, April 25, 2015 (UTC)
Asked some clanmates, they all said that they also have 5 kelp, seaweed, and oysters, and 3 mermaid's purses.  None of them have gotten more than 1 of the xp-boosting decorations.  Still not exactly sure on the Cannon or Anchor decorations - however, similar sized objects (2x2 squares) are limited to 3 (never 5) so it's safe to assume that they are as well.  (I have to assume the Golden values are correct - you only get them as long as you have fish eggs left to get.) Zants (talk) 03:05, April 25, 2015 (UTC)
Actually, looking at the page for Golden mystery egg Golden mystery egg reveals that both Golden mystery egg and Golden prawn cracker are likely unlimited rather than having a maximum of 14: "If a player has added all possible fish to the aquarium and tries to identify a golden mystery egg, they receive a chat message You have already collected all golden fish eggs. This egg can be kept for when you reset the progress in your aquarium by prestiging and pulling the plug." That should be everything now. Zants (talk) 02:09, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

Artificial LP value[edit source]

What's the artificial LP value given to Leaping trout, Leaping salmon, Leaping sturgeon, Small crystal urchin, Medium crystal urchin, and Large crystal urchins? --Jlun2 (talk) 15:51, September 22, 2015 (UTC)

For the Large crystal urchins, I'm getting them every 16-17 urchins. I have all perks unlocked including the 25k LP one. --Jlun2 (talk) 02:55, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

I always assumed that leaping salmon and leaping trout have the same value as regular salmon and trout. There's no regular sturgeon, though. Much testing is required. Neutralino (talk) 03:09, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

I did some quick experimentation, it seems pretty close to (but not quite) 1000LP for each leaping fish. Mickenfox (talk) 13:06, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

No Aquarium, but still got Prawn balls?[edit source]

The article reads a player must have built an aquarium in their POH to receive this item, yet I do not have one nor have I ever built one and I've still received them while fishing sharks. Any clarification or answers would be much appreciated. Monoxide219 (talk) 05:38, November 30, 2015 (UTC)

Idk why you are receiving them, but you can disable that by going to Setting interface and look for the POH-settings, one of the options is to disable the ability to receive prawn balls. If that doesn't work, then you should report it as a bug. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 06:22, November 30, 2015 (UTC)
I've received Prawn balls on a number of accounts now. None of which have an aquarium. Some don't even have a house. Having an aquarium doesn't seem to be a requirement. --24.142.42.43 02:21, March 2, 2017 (UTC)HardleePure
Interesting, then it should be changed. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 14:10, March 2, 2017 (UTC)
I checked and it didn't state this (anymore). However I've added a sentence clarifying this. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 14:12, March 2, 2017 (UTC)
Maybe you received them from people using prawn crackers on you? I recently fished 11000 sharks without an aquarium and didn't receive a single prawn ball. Having an aquarium definitely seems to be a requirement for getting them the normal way.--Treskjegg (talk) 18:31, March 24, 2017 (UTC)

Post-unlock all[edit source]

Item Chance
Prawn penny.png Prawn penny 33.86%
Baron shark.png 1-5 Baron sharks 14.26%
Kelp decoration.png Kelp decoration 0%
Telescope lenses.png Telescope lenses 11.16%
Mermaid's purse decoration.png Mermaid's purse decoration 0%
Porthole.png Porthole 10.76%
Message in a bottle.png Message in a bottle 6.78%
Shark jawbone.png Shark jawbone 8.1%
Ship figurehead.png Ship figurehead 7.54%
Anchor decoration.png Anchor decoration 0%
Prawn pound.png Prawn pound 6.14%
Treasure chest decoration.png Treasure chest decoration 0%
Cannon decoration.png Cannon decoration 0%
White wolf mountain decoration.png White wolf mountain decoration 0%
Vorago decoration.png Vorago decoration 0%
Sea troll egg decoration.png Sea troll egg decoration 0%
Fishing guild decoration.png Fishing guild decoration 0%
Tribal mask decoration.png Tribal mask decoration 0%
Fremennik longboat decoration.png Fremennik longboat decoration 0%
Golden mystery egg.png Golden mystery egg 0.58%
Golden prawn cracker.png Golden prawn cracker 0.82%

After you've already unlocked the things with limits, the % would have to shift. This is a sample of 5k.

Dsctatom (talk) 18:03, December 15, 2015 (UTC)

Inability to get prawn balls[edit source]

Is there any reason why a account returning to Runescape may be unable to collect prawn balls ?

-Aquarium/broker/suit was created and prawn balls turned on in the settings, so I'm stumped. Enur (talk) 00:16, February 24, 2016 (UTC)

Some more stats[edit source]

2182 Prawn balls yielded:

  • 13 Golden mystery fish eggs
  • 22 Golden prawn crackers
  • 809 Baron Sharks
  • 149 Prawn pounds
  • 782 Prawn pennies
  • 240 Portholes
  • 224 Telescope lenses
  • 190 Messages in bottles
  • 140 Ships figureheads
  • 139 Shark jawbones

The tradeable parts (the last 5) were worth 114,890, according to Price Checker.

Rich Farmbrough, 19:53 7 July 2016 (UTC).

Working on another 4000+ prawnballs.

  • 28 Golden mystery fish eggs
  • 25 Golden prawn crackers
  • 1702 Baron Sharks
  • 223 Prawn pounds
  • 1395 Prawn pennies
  • 444 Portholes
  • 463 Telescope lenses
  • 269 Messages in bottles
  • 279 Ships figureheads
  • 311 Shark jawbones

Rich Farmbrough, 19:36 11 October 2016 (UTC).

Change to Golden Fish Egg drop rates?[edit source]

I am not sure I believe that the 0.5% chance of golden fish eggs is accurate. I felt like I was getting much better odds than that, so I just opened 293 balls at once and got 9 eggs. That seems well outside the realm of reasonable possibility for a 0.5% chance. Is it possible this rate was changed at some point? Things to note: I have all limited decorations unlocked and placed in my aquarium. I am an ironman and therefore do not receive Golden Cracker drops.

Loot from my 293 prawn balls (ignoring the urns and familiar pouch of course): https://imgur.com/a/pNzvOLP

Numor (talk) 06:52, 16 December 2020 (UTC)