An ant nest is the physical paths and chambers built underground suitable for a colony to live in.
When a nest is inhabited it can be:
See also: Colony
A once inhabited nest that is destroyed becomes a ruin. A ruin can be rebuilt to a nest.
The nest has properties (most as float numbers):
- Capacity (sets max ants and max food). Colonies living in the nest may expand it.
- Secret chambers - Experienced players may build secret chambers too. (Can not be destroyed by players unless they kill the colony living there first)
- Food (how much food is stored)
- Location information, what country and region it is in. (used for scoring)
See Found New Colony on how to create a new nest and colonize it.