|Release date||7 September 2004 (Update)|
|Location||Outside the Kalphite Lair|
|Examine|| What's he mumbling about?|
If the player has already gone into the Kalphite hive, he will simply say "No thanks, I don't want any" when spoken to.
With the release of the Desert Tasks, after a player has completed all tasks in this area, they can collect 20, 30 or 40 noted potato cacti once per day (20 with Desert amulet 2, 30 for Desert amulet 3 and 40 with Desert amulet 4).
The fastest way to get to the Weird Old Man is to use the Fairy Ring network and dial B•I•Q, then walk north-west.
- His words "The horror! The horror!" are a reference to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
- When asking the natural historian in the Varrock museum about kalphites, it is heavily implied that the weird old man's name is Iqbar Ali-Abdula.