Airut bones are associated with the Prayer skill. They are dropped by Airut. Airut bones give 132.5 Prayer experience when buried. This is increased to 463.7 experience when using a gilded altar with lit burners or 530 experience when using the ectofuntus. When combined with a clan avatar and gilded altar with both burners lit, 491.5 Prayer experience is given.
This table can be used to compare and decide on how to train with the bones for the most desired cost versus experience gained. Notice how the cost in coins per XP point varies greatly depending on how the bones are used — but also remember that the different methods have different training speeds.
A player choosing to use airut bones all the way from 1-99 Prayer, using a gilded altar with lit burners and no other experience boosts, would, if all the bones were bought at the current medium price on the Grand Exchange, spend 168,573,393.8.
Additionally the first bone used would take them straight to level 5 Prayer.
Using the ectofuntus would cost 147,485,816.43, but would take far longer to do. Simply burying the bones would cost 589,943,265.71.
After an update, airut bones were physically increased in size, to better match the creature they came from. Prior to the update, the bones were similar to the size of regular bones. This update made the bones appear to occupy a 3x3 space.