Ken, why should you ?
As long as it doesn't fog your paper......
As for the scanning of neg's is concerned: a friend of mine came back from Poland with some horrible flat B&W 35mm neg's.
She wanted to waste them, I scanned some and raised the contrast, results: the neg's were saved and printed and looked a lot better than previously thought.
So even the hybrid part can help you in the darkroom to get better prints.