Yesterday I did some trading and got a Formica obscuriventris queen with 6 host workers. I think the workers are F. subaenescens, but they could also be F. subsericea minors. The colony doesn't have any brood yet, but they're all acting healthy and the workers are very attracted to and protective of the queen, which is a good sign.
The F. obscuriventris queen is really beautiful. Her abdomen is shiny black and her head is mostly red with black around ocelli and the antennal scrobe (I think that's what it's called). But my favorite part is the red and black pattern on the thorax. I also like how the legs fad from red to black.