I am bound and determined to learn taxidermy, but am trying to do as much practice as I can on my own while I save up for schooling. I have started working on a doe cape, just to practice on. I feel that I got everything fleshed out fairly well except around the lips and ears. I want to know, how much of the little bits and pieces of meat and fat have to come off of the lips and around the nose pad. I have worked on that area for hours and don't want to make holes in it. I also was wondering how you turn an ear exactly. I have watched videos but they don't really help you. The membrane on the inside of the ear is so thin that I cant seem to seperate it from the cartlidge. Is every ear like that or are does ears thinner.