The default map size is 40x40. The map can be read from a file or created using the User Interface. The Map Items and their characters that can appear in the map file are below.
|Nothing||A space indicates nothing at the location.|
|N||Nest||Where the ants start and where they bring the food to.|
|W||Water||Can be crossed by ants moving on to the water and building an ant bridge.|
|O||Obstacle||Cannot be crossed by ants.|
|T||Tree||A tree that ant can get leaves from.|
|1-9||Food||The number is the amount of ants required to pick up the food.|