This suggests that resource levels in the eutrophic pond were usually low, a condition that could be due to low resource abundance (biomass), inedibility
, low nutritional quality, or some combination of these factors.
Or standing in an InterCity buffet bar, paying Chez Nico prices for a soggy, microwaved bacon bun (scalding to the point of inedibility
) served by a maniac with spider tattoos on his neck.
The dining table would have celebrated the housewife's nurturance and care if it had not been so unappetizing in its inedibility
. In both cases, the narrative of nurturance was seen as distinctly problematic, a tense division between the realities of women's biologic condition and the social presumptions of destiny.
By the next night--the one spent in a most un-Platonic cave--dinner was simplicity itself: the Tarahumara strangled, plucked, and gutted the long-suffering chickens, then grilled them, in apparent keeping with local preference, to charred inedibility
With no further purpose, the old, tough-fleshed decoy geese, bordering on inedibility
and costly to maintain, were deemed useless and released into the wild, forming the genetic basis for our existing, semi-domestic goose population problem.
Another topic of much discussion with respect to cyanobacteria is their inedibility. Even large herbivorous zooplankters are unable to effectively consume filamentous cyanobacteria under most conditions (Arnold 1971, Schindler 1971, Gliwicz and Lampert 1990).
Although photoinhibition and inedibility should thus promote the expected hysteresis further, an absolute monoculture of filamentous blue-greens as predicted by the minimal model is never observed in real lakes [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].