Anyone know which species of Myrmica? Also I think they are semi-claustral colony founders, so I've given her a bit of food jelly and a small fly. But I have not tried to start a colony of Myrmicas from scratch like this before, so any tips and advice welcome
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Hard to say exactly what species she is, but I would guess from the photo she is a Myrmica rubra or ruginodis. Ruginodis is very widely found in all parts of the British Isles and is the only ant species to have colonised on the island of Shetland. If you live close to the coast then I will guess she is a Myrmica ruginodis queen.
I expect you are right and it is ruginodis, which is common round here. I don't want to disturb Her Majesty to check, but if I get workers I will do so.
She has moved the small fly I gave her and bitten 2 legs off it, so I think she probably is semi-claustral. I have a little set up from AntKit on order which slots a starter tube into a little outworld, so that should suit her.