-When starting out, always make sure to build up your army. Get more workers first since the starting enemies are not that strong. Once you have built about three more chambers of workers, begin working on your soldiers. Having more workers allows the jobs they do to be completed faster. Once you have about 50 workers and 50 soldiers, skip missions and let your ants level up. If you move to the next level and just go back to the first, your soldiers will be prepared for the task of doing all of the missions. Ants that get close to dying and heal sometimes level up faster.
-Using the training tools such as fire and water hurt your ants, but if you send them back to the colony a few times they will get stronger. The different levels of the training tools mean you can "change" ants in a wider area and don’t necessarily make them do more damage or make ants stronger. Fire ants can walk across lava, while water ants can walk across water, poison, and swamp. If you see a candy or uncover a sugar, send your soldiers near it first. Workers are slower, and usually by the time they get to it, a fly, ladybug, or caterpillar will already be there attacking your workers as they appear.
-At first, it’s best to send all your soldiers to the main objective of the mission,. Later, however, more alien ants will attack the colony while you are trying to kill a bug that is far away. Be sure to set a sword flag near the colony to keep some "bouncers" near the entrance. You can also get more chamber builds by doing missions over. Build up to about six chambers, then destroy them to make more soldiers or workers. You will be set for the first few levels if you can get up to 200 each and conserve your chamber builds unless your ants die.