I actually really enjoy my job after months of feeling super inadequate, over my head, and lonely. I get to do research that I love and that has an impact on the world (in a tiny way). The moral of this story is that therapy is a good thing and prescription drugs are awesome!
My friend Theresa was discussing how you test thermal sensitivity in mudskippers - usually you say a fish is at their maximum tolerable temperature when they lose their ability to be buoyant in the water column, but that doesn’t work for mudskippers, since they sort of hop.
So! What they do is they gently poke the skippies and if they tip over and don’t right themselves, they’re at their maximum tolerable temperature!