Tapper

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Tapper
Tapper.png
Place on a maple, oak, or pine tree and wait for the reservoir to fill with product!
Information
Source: Crafting
Season: All Seasons
Sell Price: Cannot be sold

Crafting
Recipe Source: Foraging Skill Icon.png Foraging (Level 3)
Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (40)Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (2)

The Tapper is a crafted item that can be placed on a tree to produce Maple Syrup, Oak Resin, or Pine Tar. It can also be placed on a Mushroom Tree to produce different mushrooms.

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.

Tappers placed on Maple Trees, Oak Trees, or Pine Trees continue to produce during Winter. Since Mushroom Trees turn to stumps in Winter, tappers placed on them produce nothing during that season.

Products

Image Name Description Source Time Sell Price Restores
Maple Syrup.png Maple Syrup A sweet syrup with a unique flavor. Maple Tree 9 days Gold.png200g Energy.png50Health.png20
Oak Resin.png Oak Resin A sticky, fragrant substance derived from oak sap. Oak Tree 7-8 days Gold.png150g Inedible
Pine Tar.png Pine Tar A pungent substance derived from pine sap. Pine Tree 5-6 days Gold.png100g Inedible
Common Mushroom.png Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with good texture. Mushroom Tree Varies, see Mushroom Tree Gold.png40g Energy.png38Health.png17
Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom A spotted mushroom sometimes found in caves. Mushroom Tree Varies, see Mushroom Tree Gold.png75g Poison.png -50
Purple Mushroom.png Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Mushroom Tree Varies, see Mushroom Tree Gold.png250g Energy.png125Health.png56

Bug

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

History

  • 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.