I've noticed several threads lately on this topic. Having read a thread on another forum also made me think about this. Soaking a reptile for hydration is a common myth. Reptiles, most anyways have thick skin that cannot absorb water into their system. The benefits of soaking are to keep the skin healthy to aid in shedding. As well the reptile may drink more when in the "tub" so to speak. This is why proper humidity levels are needed for optimum health. Moisture only enters the body(in most cases)through drinking and also breathing moist air. We don't absorb water through our thin skin when bathing.