Staining i3Neurons for immunofluorescence (IF) studies is difficult due to the delicate and interconnected nature of the neuronal processes. These processes are easily disrupted in the extensive series of washes in an IF study, and initial dissociation of even a few processes often results in entire sheets of neurons lifting off the culture surface. The best ways to minimize these events are by reducing the number of total washes and by carrying out washes slowly on a tilted dish. Additionally, if possible, IF studies should only be done in neurons 10 days old or younger. After this point, neurons tend to be very delicate and even extremely gentle washing typically causes substantial cell washout.