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Hi Andrew, hope the holiday weather keeps nice for you, as the Lake District does get very wet as you probably know ;D
I have kept both Myrmica rubra and M. ruginodis, mainly the latter species. They do tend to be more carnivorous than many species, but still enjoy a bit of sweet foods too.
I once kept a colony of ruginodis in a clean glass jar half filled with garden soil, and it thrived well, so Myrmica aren't fussy; but they do nest in damp places so keep it in mind when you get them home. My species profile on these ants may help you
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