- This article is about the item. For the profession, see Tapper (profession).
|Place on a maple, oak, or pine tree and wait for the reservoir to fill with product!|
|Sell Price:||Cannot be sold|
|Recipe Source:||Foraging (Level 3)|
|Ingredients:||Wood (40) Copper Bar (2)|
The Tapper can be removed from a tree by hitting it once with an axe or pickaxe. This leaves the Tapper intact and able to be reused.
If the Tapper is on a tree when it is struck by lightning, both the Tapper and its contents are destroyed.
|Maple Syrup||A sweet syrup with a unique flavor.||Maple Tree||9 days||200g||5020|
|Oak Resin||A sticky, fragrant substance derived from oak sap.||Oak Tree||7-8 days||150g||Inedible|
|Pine Tar||A pungent substance derived from pine sap.||Pine Tree||5-6 days||100g||Inedible|
|Common Mushroom||Slightly nutty, with good texture.||Mushroom Tree||Varies, see Mushroom Tree||40g||3817|
|Red Mushroom||A spotted mushroom sometimes found in caves.||Mushroom Tree||Varies, see Mushroom Tree||75g||-50|
|Purple Mushroom||A rare mushroom found deep in caves.||Mushroom Tree||Varies, see Mushroom Tree||250g||12556|
The time of day when a tapper is placed (or when an existing tapper is harvested) has a pronounced inverse effect on the processing time. Every one hour delay in start time causes the tapper to be ready 40 minutes earlier (i.e., processing time is reduced by 100 minutes). Some specific values are provided in the table below. All tappers placed during the same hour (e.g., 7:00 to 7:50 am) will be done at the same time; the 40 minute jump happens at the start of a new hour (e.g., 8:00 am).
Internally, the game code explicitly subtracts the time of day from the processing time -- potentially with the intent of having a single fixed completion time for all tappers -- but the subtraction uses 100 minute hours instead of 60 minute hours.
One key implication is that players who wish to have pine tar available for making Speed-Gro at the end of the Egg Festival (10pm Spring 13) need to place their tappers either on Spring 7 or after 5 pm on Spring 8; tappers placed on the morning of Spring 8 will not be ready until the day after the festival.
|Tapper Start Time||Pine Tar||Oak Resin||Maple Syrup|
|Ready At||Elapsed Time||Ready At||Elapsed Time||Ready At||Elapsed Time|
|Day 1, 7:00 am||Day 7, 6:00 am||9300 mins||Day 8, 1:20 am||12300 mins||Day 10, 10:00 pm||15300 mins|
|Day 1, 10:00 pm||Day 6, 6:40 pm||7800 mins||Day 8, 3:20 pm||10800 mins||Day 10, 12:00 noon||13800 mins|
|Day 1, 1:00 am||Day 6, 4:40 pm||7500 mins||Day 8, 1:20 pm||10500 mins||Day 10, 10:00 am||13500 mins|
- 1.4: Fixed issue that could leave trees unchoppable if tapper was removed in unusual fashion. Tappers can now be stacked in a player's inventory and in chests.
|Artisan||Bee House • Cask • Cheese Press • Keg • Loom • Mayonnaise Machine • Oil Maker • Preserves Jar|
|Refining||Charcoal Kiln • Crystalarium • Furnace • Lightning Rod • Recycling Machine • Seed Maker • Slime Egg-Press (Slime Egg) • Slime Incubator • Tapper (Maple Syrup • Oak Resin • Pine Tar) • Wood Chipper • Worm Bin|
|Fertilizer||Basic Fertilizer • Basic Retaining Soil • Deluxe Speed-Gro • Quality Fertilizer • Quality Retaining Soil • Speed-Gro • Tree Fertilizer|
|Sprinklers||Iridium Sprinkler • Quality Sprinkler • Sprinkler|
|Other||Deluxe Scarecrow • Garden Pot • Rarecrow • Scarecrow|
|Bait||Bait • Magnet • Wild Bait|
|Tackle||Barbed Hook • Cork Bobber • Dressed Spinner • Lead Bobber • Spinner • Trap Bobber • Treasure Hunter|
|Bombs||Bomb • Cherry Bomb • Mega Bomb|
|Fences||Gate • Hardwood Fence • Iron Fence • Stone Fence • Wood Fence|
|Other||Chest • Mini-Fridge • Staircase • Stone Sign • Tools • Wood Sign • Workbench|