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Sold by Merchants for about 36 gil:
Guild Level: Initiate

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# Apr 12 2007 at 6:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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Added icon, AH category, guild, guild level, price, and Wahnid.
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Insect Paste
# Feb 27 2007 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
how do i raise my cooking lvl in order to make these?
And having a higher lvl increases my success rate of making these or...?
what are some easy things to cook up in order to raise my lvl?
Insect Ballz<3
# Feb 21 2006 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
Moat Carpzor pulling in like mad ^^ already 1/10 on my Lu Shang!
Insect Ballz<3
# Feb 21 2006 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
Moat Carpzor pulling in like mad ^^ already 1/10 on my Lu Shang!
RE: Insect Ballz<3
# Feb 21 2006 at 7:30 AM Rating: Default
Gawddayum.... Double post :s
# Jan 31 2006 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
I got the very elusive formula!! *evil laugh* lol now i can actually get into fishing ^_^
getting corn for this recipe
# Jul 18 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
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Hey everyone,
When I leveled off this for cooking way back when, I had a helluva a time finding millioncorn for cheap (i.e. from NPC or growing it yourself). Anyways, I whipped up a mini-guide on how to get corn, you can find it here:
Hope this helps!

Edited, Mon Jul 18 12:47:23 2005
The Price rundown
# Jul 05 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
Ok guys heres the money rundown... (Prices From Sylph and Windurst Waters)

Crystal - ~85g
Corn - ~50g
Worm - ~8g
Water - ~12g
Sum of the Cost - ~155g per synth

Now for the Payout (per synth) - 25 to 30g a piece x 12 = 300 to 360g

So off of one synth Your Profit is 145g to 205g. This is when you buy all of your Items from the AH or Shops in Windy... There is a major profit here. :) Hope it helps

Edit: Fixed Spelling

Edited, Tue Jul 5 18:17:43 2005
RE: The Price rundown
# Jul 14 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
You can start synthing these (with advanced imaginery) at 19-20 skill. Be prepared to have a lot of breaks if you do it on any other day but water, until about 24.

These have been selling slow in windy, or I'm just being impatient. Likely option number two. :)
Awsome from 20-29
# Apr 12 2005 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
after you get dont creating your selbina butter (cap lvl 20) this is the stuff to craft!

Earth crystals:500-1000 (dependent on server)
Millacorn: not sure on price but between 30-80 each
Litte Worm: Merchant~4g a peice
Distilled watter: less then 12gil

your probably paying about 2k ish for a full 12 synths but you get a stack per synth.

Each stack sells for 400-800 depending on server, and if you add that up you get

1 stack of each material= 144 insect balls (12 stacks)

400-800x12= 4800-9600 - 2k (from creation)

Grand total = Profit of 2800-7600 gil, i think its one of the best profitable skill ups for cooking.

Just think youl be so consumed with the money your making, the 9 lvls will fly by. HAVE FUN, i make around 20k per day on insect paste per DAY!!
RE: Awsome from 20-29
# May 17 2006 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
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Crafting insect paste for cooking skillups til 29 - Great idea.

Selling your insect paste at AH for 400-800 (1k currently for me) - Foolish.

Go catch yourself some moat carp with the bait and sell a stack of that for 10k-13k. Sells WAY faster than the bait alone could ever, and for TONS more.
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# Mar 28 2005 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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These are called balls of insect paste. But they use little worms. Worms aren't insects, they're gastropods.
RE: Question
# Nov 18 2005 at 8:13 PM Rating: Good
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Save Database Space, and Find something of Use to Post about. Nothing else I can really Say...
RE: Question
# May 16 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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Hate to out-nerd you, but worms aren't gastropods either, they're in their own phylum, Annelida.
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# Apr 18 2005 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
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RE: Question
# Jul 05 2005 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
But the question remains unanswered... Who killed him and how? ^^
RE: Question
# Jul 07 2005 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
It was Colonel Ketchup in the Bathroom with the Spork, I know IT!!!!
RE: Question
# Jun 17 2006 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Everyone knows it was a fpoon...
RE: Question
# Nov 27 2006 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
it wasnt a fpoon it was a spork!!!!!!
skill up?
# Mar 09 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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do I use make these until lvl 30?
RE: skill up?
# Mar 26 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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skill up
# Mar 09 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm cooking lvl 23, do I make these stacks of insect balls till lvl 30?
skill up
# Mar 09 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm cooking lvl 23, do I make these stacks of insect balls till lvl 30?
# Feb 24 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
Since this new update to the fishing system these things have gone up to 1.4k a stack in jeuno and they sell extremely fast. This has givin me a reason to continue with my cooking and in about 3 hours i made around 40k selling these :)
I love thses babys
# Jan 28 2005 at 3:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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These are my fav to cook! The profits are not that big, but they sell fast.
This is what i made
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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I used Paste to get from 20->29 ... bout to make pineaple juice for 30.

Everything can be bought right in windurst waters except for the crystals.

Millioncorn can be bought form teh guild (though they run out alot) distilled water from the tavern, adn littel worms from the general store by the teleporter.

SO with advanced image support and the closeness of amterials waters is a pretty good spot to make it ~

Oh ~ and just head over to woods and load your bazaar. price around 20~25 and you will turn a profit and sell out fast
RE: This is what i made
# Feb 21 2005 at 5:56 PM Rating: Default
I'm lvl 20 and I can't get the insect paste to work for nething! I've gone thru 2 stacks of crstals already even with advanced synth. support. Is there nething I can do to make this easier, or should I just lvl on something else?
RE: This is what i made
# Oct 06 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
Paste goes for 30 on Bahamut
Also in Kazham!
# Aug 06 2004 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally made it to Kazham, and I discovered they also sell these there. Can't remember the name of the NPC offhand, but it was at the grocery store I think.
# Aug 01 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
It is very possible to fail cooking at level 100 just luck of chance :-) luckly i have good luck level 30 skill 0 failed once i was full on skill for this craft.
# Jul 27 2004 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Right now im doing this at 19 with Adv. Image Support. Ive failed alot, but, I get a good .2 when I do manage to do it. So im happy with it, and theres not a half bad return on it. Good Luck everyone!

i wood like to get cooking up
# Jul 22 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
What the best way to get cooking to 20+ so i canb do the paste btw im not rich about 500Gil

RE: i wood like to get cooking up
# Nov 29 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
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You can't, not on 500 gil.

Getting to 10 or so will require a lot of money, just because there are no profitable synths.

You _might_ profit if you buy items in stacks and sell the results individually, but I doubt it, and it'd take a _long_ time.

OTOH, if you are a mage, you can make OJ and use it to farm faster, earning you money.

In my server, Selbina Butter goes for about 700 on Bastok right now, so I suppose I could synth that for profit. Butter is a L20 item, and it's what you do after you are done with OJ.

Once you max out on Butter or Apple Juice, _then_ you can start making Insect Balls.


30cooking faild?!
# Jul 11 2004 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
i was in sandy cooking these with 30 cooking, and every once in awhile i would fail, not a whole lot but every once in awhile, since i am over the cap, shouldnt i not fail??
RE: 30cooking faild?!
# Jul 17 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Sadly, no. Even if you're above the skill cap (referred to as the trivial synth level by many crafters, heh) you can still fail synthesis. Presumably even if you had your cooking skill at 100 you could still fail on these, although the odds would be vanishingly small.

Edit: inserted the word "heh." Heh.

Edited, Sun Jul 18 18:04:23 2004
money maker
# Jun 13 2004 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
people in my ls use this as a money maker with fishers as there main target sometimes they get big orders that pay them over 5k... plus if your in sandy all these items can be bought in sandy and you be paying about 2k

Edited, Sun Jun 13 12:29:33 2004
is it worth it?
# May 20 2004 at 12:02 PM Rating: Default
Will i make any Cash money off this? or should i just make these so i can fish in peace?
Cooking 21
# Apr 19 2004 at 6:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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you get 12 per synth, can start at lv 21 cooking, one fail wont break your economy^^
RE: Cooking 21
# Apr 19 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
thank you very much
insect paste
# Apr 19 2004 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
i see you guys have done some talk about it but i got a few question that im asking and im asking somene that does it

when making this bait do you synth stacks of 10-12 and what is the lvl you can start making it at.

im only a lvl 3 cook so i got some ways to go but im working on it i also fish so i see it as a pure profit i can sell them and use them let me know whats up


also if you have my answer please let me know im on Quetzalcoatl server and my chars name is pesmerga or crowley and dont get my confussed with the other pes ^_^
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RE: insect paste
# May 05 2004 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Pesmerga and Crowley? a little suikoden in there eh? i looooove suikoden!!
# Apr 02 2004 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
i heard this makesgood money, i bet it does! you make a stack of 12 each time!?! wow... my cooking is only 16 at the moment, better work on it >....<

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